WOMEN AND CONFLICTS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, 2009-2019: A HUMAN SECURITY ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Haruna Tsingari Warasini
  • Abubakar Mohammed
  • Iliya Michael Makka

Abstract

The Northern Nigeria conflict constitutes one of the many problems that presently beset Nigeria. The lingering turmoil persists because the suitable approach for resolution has not been employed. In situation where conflicts prevail, women mostly bear the burden of the problems. As a result, women suffer the confiscation of their means of livelihood such as housing, land and property (HLP), agricultural land, gender-based violence, rape and other inhuman assaults. The methodology employed for this paper is the qualitative phenomenological approach whereby data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The findings from the essay show that, several critical studies have been carried out on the nature, causes and consequences of conflicts in Northern Nigeria. However, it is important to note that despite the involvement of women in the conflict; very scant attention has been given to their instrumental roles in abridging conflict or as peace ambassadors and nation builders. This paper therefore recommends women as a major stakeholders in conflict resolution processes because they are endowed with the natural inherent peace building ability that needed to be tapped. They also play active socio-economic roles in the hostile Northern Nigeria region.

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Published

2021-05-06