A GENDER LENS ON GLOBALIZATION
STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS IN NIGERIA
Keywords:Gender Equality, Globalization, Structures and Systems
Globalization and gender equality have garnered increased academic interest from scholars worldwide. Several studies have examined globalization's impact on gender
inequality. However, the gender perspectives on globalization, structures, and systems and their impact on economic growth and development in Nigeria have not been extensively investigated. The study investigates whether Globalization has increased gender equality and how the structures and systems that perpetuate gender inequality can be modified to achieve gender equality in Nigeria. Secondary sources were used to collect data and then analyzed using a content analysis method. The study revealed that there are structures and systems in Nigeria that constrain women, such as beliefs and stereotypes, cultural, religious, or family norms, that continue to confine women to specific roles, such as child marriage in Northern Nigerian serves as barriers to their equal participation in economic life. The paper recommended that gender norms, stereotypes, cultural practices, and perceptions that constrain gender balance should be challenged, and discrimination against women should be stopped via policy action. There should be socio-cultural re-orientation for men and women, educate and enforce women's property rights, and promoting skills development for women beyond gender stereotypes.