Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer II, History and Langauages

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Department of History and International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University
A Historical Appraisal of Nigerian Women Peacekeepers in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Africa since 1962

This study details the efforts of Nigerian women in the uniformed services including the Police, Prisons and Armed Forces, as sexual violence problem-solving forces and "protector" of local women in armed conflict situations. It examines gender reflections in the selection, training and deployment of Nigerian troops and contingents, the implication of these reflections on the protection of women in conflict situations and the strategies employed by Nigerian women peacekeepers to protect themselves and meet the particular needs of women and girls in conflicts. Using records of policies, programs and debriefing reports from the Nigerian Army, Police and Prisons service archives, oral interviews, memoirs and diaries of former peacekeepers, questionnaire survey, ethnographic data from Liberian and Ethiopian-Eritrean civil wars and secondary sources, this study details the status of Nigerian women peacekeeper as an integral part of conflict related sexual violence problem-solving force in the UN peacekeeping operations in Africa.