Gender Needs Assessment for Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

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MCI SOCIAL SECTOR WORKING PAPER SERIES N° 22/2011

GENDER NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR KADUNA METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Prepared by: Chinwe F. Olisemeka and Ahmed Salim

August 2011

432 Park Avenue South, 13th Floor, New York, NY, 10016, United States Phone: +1-646-884-7422/7418; Fax: +1-212-548-5720 Website: http://mci.ei.columbia.edu

NB: This needs assessment was researched and written by MCI intern Chinwe F. Olisemeka and MCI Social Sector Research Coordinator Ahmed Salim. The report was edited by MCI Co-Director Dr. Susan M. Blaustein and MCI Social Sector Program Administrator Alessandra Radicati. MCI Social Sector Research Manager Dr. Moumié Maoulidi provided support and guidance.

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Figure 1. Map of Nigeria Showing Kaduna

Source: www.maps.com

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MCI would like to thank the following people and institutions whose assistance made this project possible. Ministry of Economic Planning Ladi Kokwain, Director of International Cooperation Biya Dogon, Planning Officer Christiana Yohanna, International Cooperation Officer Ministry of Education Isaac Jogai, Officer of Planning, Research and Statistics Abdu Gambo, Director of Schools Malam M’Azu, Director of Agency for Mass Literacy Ministry of Health J. Maide, Director of Family Planning Unit Lawal Abubakar, Officer in Charge of Monitoring and Evaluation Ministry of Women’s Affairs Anna Gunwesh, Director of Women Affairs The League of Democratic Women Rebecca Sako-John, Executive Director Adejor Abel, Administrative Officer State Universal Primary Education Board Audu B. Musa, Principal Education Officer for Statistics Hijiya Hauwa, Girls Education Focal Point Mohamed Tanimu, Officer of Physical Planning and Monitoring Kaduna State University (KSU) Maharazu Ibrahim Kubau, Director of Academic Planning Hawwa Shehu Ibrahim, Senior Academic Planning Officer Connecting Gender for Development Ngukwase Surma, Executive Director Victoria Adams, Program Officer MCI West Africa Abenaa Akuamoa-Boateng, MCI West Africa Regional Coordinator Mary Okpe, Kaduna Social Sector Specialist (former)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ............................................................................................. 4 LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES ................................................................................ 6 ABBREVIATIONS ......................................................................................................... 8 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................. 9 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................... 11 1.1. Objectives ........................................................................................................... 11 1.2. Methodology ...................................................................................................... 12 1.3. Limitations ......................................................................................................... 12 1.4. Demographics ..................................................................................................... 13 I. DATA ANALYSIS .............................................................................................. 15 Priority Area 1: Strengthen opportunities for post-primary education for girls ........... 15 Priority Area 2: Guarantee sexual and reproductive health and rights ......................... 16 Priority Area 4: Guarantee women’s and girls’ property and inheritance rights .......... 19 Priority Area 5: Eliminate gender inequality in employment ...................................... 19 Priority Area 6: Increase women’s share of seats in national parliament and local government bodies .................................................................................................... 20 Priority Area 7: Combat violence against girls and women...
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