Research and Teaching Through Gender
As part of its mission in the promotion of gender equality, the Management of the Federal University Dutse established the Centre for Gender Studies
The lack of attention to gender was identified as a key reason for the failure of development efforts in the first development decade. Thus, in the last four decades the pursuit of gender equality has attained global status with several global summits calling for the closing of gender gaps across different sectors of the world economies. The attainment of gender equality has been viewed as a sine qua non for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, governments and institutions need to respond to the global conventions and protocols on gender equality such as the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the 1995 Beijing Platform of Action (PoA); the African Women’s Protocol; the 1997 Manila World Congress on Higher Education; The AU Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa; the UN Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security; the 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); the 2006 National Gender Policy for Nigeria; and the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).