Religious Approaches to Preventing Gender Violence and Sexual Abuse in Nigeria
Ushe Mike Ushe

This paper examines the role of religious approaches to preventing gender violence and sexual abuse in Nigeria. It first of all makes clarification of certain key concepts used in this paper. These include religious approaches, gender violence and sexual abuse. The paper makes a review of gender violence and sexual abuses in Nigeria. The paper also discusses the possible means religion can adopt in prevention of gender violence and sexual abuse in Nigeria. The paper utilized inter-disciplinary method in gathering information. Findings from the research revealed that sexual abuse and gender violence is endemic in Nigerian society. The paper recommends among others, that the government should formulate policies that would both guide against sexual harassment and gender violence as well as empowers women to participate actively in the formulation of policies and governance in Nigeria.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v3n1a11