Because the almost 70 million women of the Federal Republic of Nigeria make up 49 percent of the population, African feminist and women's movements are extremely important in this western region of Africa. Nigerian women contribute considerably to improving gender equality both at the international and the national levels. Their activism and activities have focused on different aspects of their lives, such as health, education, work, family, marriage, rights and laws, and so on. In fact, the national gender machinery has been put into place to gradually and eventually provoke significant economic, political, and cultural changes in the country.

According to the 2006 census, Nigeria's population has reached 140 million, making it the most populous of any African country. Most estimates have shown that more than ...

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