Women and urban violence in Kano, Nigeria

  • 120 Pages
  • 1.40 MB
  • English
Spectrum Books Limited, IFRA , Ibadan, Ibadan
Women -- Crimes against -- Nigeria -- Kano, Family violence -- Nigeria -- Kano, Women -- Nigeria -- Kano -- Social conditions, Urban violence -- Nigeria --


Nigeria, Kano.,

StatementOlawale Albert.
ContributionsInstitut français de recherche en Afrique.
LC ClassificationsHV6250.4.W65 A498 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 120 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL760642M
ISBN 10978246287X
LC Control Number97157443

Women and urban violence in Kano, Nigeria. Ibadan: Spectrum Books Limited ; Ibadan: IFRA, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Isaac O Albert; Institut français de recherche en Afrique. Introduction Kano, a predominantly Islamic urban centre, was conquered by the British in Since then, the city has experienced diverse social, economic and political changes.

Economically, Kano’s pre-colonial influence, as the entreport of the trans-Saharan trade from North Africa waned with the arrival of the British. In colonial times, imported goods, mostly from Britain and Europe Cited by: 5.

Women and Urban Violence in Kano, Nigeria [Albert, Olawale] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Women and Urban Violence in Kano, NigeriaAuthor: Olawale Albert. 2 Gender-Based Violence: An Analysis of the Implications for the Nigeria For Women Project GBV includes intimate partner violence, nonpart-ner sexual assault, female genital mutilation, sexual exploitation and abuse, child abuse, female infanti-cide, and child marriage (Arango et al.

Such violence impedes gender equality and the achieve-File Size: 5MB. Introduction. Domestic violence (DV) against women refers to any type of harmful behavior directed at either a woman or a girl by her significant other, such as her spouse.1,2 It is the most common form of violence against Nigeria book DV can take various forms.

It can be in the form of physical, verbal, or sexual violence, or Nigeria book can be the threat of such an act.4,5 DV can also be in the form of Cited by: Assessment of violence against women in Kano metropolis, Nigeria. Salaudeen AG(1), Akande TM, Musa OI, Bamidele JO, Oluwole FA.

Author information: (1)Department of Epidemiology & Community Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

[email protected] by: 3. Allah Aminu Kano Arabic areas Bayajidda Bayero University believed Bori Bornu brideprice Christian concerning culture daughters Daura divorce economic educated women elections emir equality established female students Fodio Fulani girls hadith Hausa society Hausa women Hausaland Hiskett Hogben and Kirk-Greene husbands income Interview Islamic.

Likewise, A UN Women’s count ry report () on violence against women and girls in Nigeria presented empirical evidence of the pervasiveness of gende r - based violence across the country’s. Book January Women and urban violence in Kano, Nigeria. Ibadon: Spectrum Books.

Show more. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Urban Management and Urban Violence in Africa, Vols. 1 and 2. Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique, Ibadan.

Albert, Isaac O. Women and Urban Violence in Kano, Nigeria. Final Report of project on Women and Urban Violence in Africa, sponsored by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), Nairobi. Women's social role in Nigeria differs according to religious and geographic factors. Women's role is primarily understood as mothers, sisters, daughters and wives.

Additionally, women's roles are in accordance with ethnic differences and religious background, with women in Northern Nigeria being more likely to be secluded in the home, than women in Southern Nigeria, who participate more in Maternal mortality (per ,): ().

Violence against Women Pervasive in Nigeria.

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We remain deeply concerned about pervasive violence against women, including rape of women and girls in internally displaced persons camps, as well. The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has described as "highly disappointing", the inability of the police to manage situations leading to widespread violence and unchecked.

UN Women Nigeria visits Kano Emirate Council Date: Thursday, August 4, “It is very important for us to work with men to promote Women’s Rights” – UN Women Country Representative (a.i.) during her visit to the Emir of Kano, Women.

Comparison of domestic violence against women in urban versus rural areas of southeast Nigeria Leonard Ogbonna Ajah,1,2 Chukwuemeka Anthony Iyoke,1 Peter Onubiwe Nkwo,1 Boniface Nwakoby,3 Paul Ezeonu2 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria; 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

Domestic violence in Nigeria is a problem as in many parts of Africa.

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[1] [2] There is a deep cultural belief in Nigeria that it is socially acceptable to hit a woman to discipline a spouse. [3] [4] Domestic violence is widespread and shows no signs of lessening in Nigeria. Prevalence and factors associated with intimate partner violence among married women in an urban community in Lagos State, Nigeria.

African Journal of Reproductive Health, 19, 91 – Google Scholar | MedlineCited by: 1. Although men are more likely than women to be victims of violent crimes—61 per 1, for men, per 1, for women (Bastian, )—patterns of victimization differ.

Women are far more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate partner (Kilpatrick et al., ; Bachman, ; Bachman and. Violence in Nigeria is the most comprehensive study of religious violence and aggression in Nigeria, notably its causes, consequences, and the options for conflict resolution.

After an analysis of the links between religion and politics, the book elaborates on all the major cases of violence in the s and 90s, including the Maitatsine, Kano, Bauchi, Kaduna, and Katsina riots.

practices harmful to women, non spousal violence and violence related exploitation; b. physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring within the gen-eral community, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and 10) United Nations Commissions Draft Declaration ofp.

3 Bazza: Domestic Violence and Women's Rights in Nigeria. Women for Women International – Nigeria has brought awareness to women in local communities on their rights and avenues to seek redress in cases of abuses.

We have exposed many women to information about the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act oftheir human rights, and printed manuals for better understanding. An upsurge in targeted insurgency violence towards vulnerable groups also occurred in December in Kano, with 17 aged women and children killed in one village attack.

South South: Delta, Rivers and. Understanding the Roots of Sexual Violence in a Time of War. The escalation of sexual violence against at least women and girls across the northeast has complex dimensions. 2 This figure is disaggregated into rape/other sexual assault, survival sex and early/forced marriage.

Borno alone accounts for of or 50% of rape cases and Author: Titilope Ajayi. OCLC Number: Description: iv, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Heroes and villains?: conceptualising colonial and contemporary violence against African women / Amina Mama --Doing violence, dealing with violence: state policy and practice in Africa / Edzodzinam Tsikata --violence against women: the case of South African domestic workers / Bunie M.

Matlanyane Sexwale. On Novemthe International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign started and it would end on December   A UN report shows women in Africa are most at risk of violence.

In Nigeria where I grew up, 23% of women have been victims of physical or sexual violence committed by a previous husband.

Domestic Violence Against Women in Nigeria UNICEF () in its study asserted that traditionally in Nigeria, as in many other African countries, the beating of wives and children is widely sanctioned as a form of discipline.

Therefore, in beating their-children parents believe they are instilling discipline in them,File Size: KB. The urban environment is a breeding ground for various forms of violence.

As the hub of political, social and economic processes, the city is the meeting point for peoples from diverse cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds. It is often the venue of intense class and social struggles for scarce economic resources as well as political power.

While the daily struggle for survival is usually. Within the context of both the heightened levels of violence and insecurity in the state, as well as the pervasive norms surrounding the role of women in many communities, the vulnerability of young girls and women to violence and abuse in Kano state remains high.

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Download the full report in PDF format. Download the PDF file. The growth of Nigeria's urban population has been phenomenal, with Lagos being one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Rapid growth also brings problems, notably the shortage of social amenities, crime and violence.

Drawing on specific examples from Lagos, Abeokuta and Kano, among others, the book examines various issues on the management of modern Nigerian cities. Nigeria's Ese Oruru Highlights Plight of Child Marriage Survivors She was taken to Kano State, where she was allegedly raped, forcibly converted to Islam and married off without her parents' consent.Concerned by the increasing case of sexual and gender-based violence across the country, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) yesterday unveiled its North-west panel of investigation in Kano.Conflict in Nigeria’s North East geopolitical zone has further contributed to a steep rise in violence targeted against women and children by Boko Haram.

This report uses the social ecological model as the basis to analyze prevalent GBV risks in Nigeria.