THE NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Volume 8, No. 1, 2010
Women, Community Leadership and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria
I. Bola Udegbe
Department of Psychology University of Ibadan, Ibadan
This paper examines women’s role in community leadership and implications for their involvement in conflict transformation processes. Using content analysis of selected third-party interventions in conflict transformation in some Nigerian communities, the paper discusses the structures and processes through which women were excluded. Furthermore, the paper analyses women-driven peace initiatives and suggests strategies for actively increasing women’s participation in conflict transformation in their communities.
Keywords: community leadership, conflict transformation, gender differences, peace