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Mustapha Alhaji Ali and Halima Ali Buratai
 
 
 
Dr. Mustapha Alhaji Ali is presently working with Yobe state University, Damaturu. He bagged his Ph.D. Political Science from the eminent management Universiti, University Utara Malaysia. He published several articles as well as book chapters. He teaches several courses, which include: Nigerian Government and Politics, Introduction to Statistics, Personnel Management as well as Conflict Management, among others. In addition to the above, he held numerous posts among which are Head of Department, Departmental Examination Officer, Level Cordinator and staff adviser.

Halima Ali Buratai is currently a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Adminitration, Yobe State University Damaturu, Nigeria. She was born in Maiduguri, Borno State, in 1970. She obtained BSc Political Science and Administration from the University of Maiduguri in 2000. She later obtained her MSc Public Administration from the same institution in 2015.She is presently pursuing her Ph.D.Public Admistration in Bakhda Alruhda University Sudan, with a special interest in Gender Studies, Development studies, Pesonal Management, and Local Government Studies. She is married with four children.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 5, No. 3 | January 2020
 
 
 
WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY: JUSTICE OR CIVILIZATION?
Mustapha Alhaji Ali and Halima Ali Buratai
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
The issue of gender justice has drawn the attention of gender scholars as does gender equality a justice or civilization. Because of this, the paper examined women and gender equality justice or civilization. In discussing these gender issues, several documents, reports, newspapers, magazines, archives, articles, journals, among others, were systematically reviewed to support the argument. Two theories were used in supporting the argument. These are Islamic Feminist and Liberal Feminist theories. The assumptions of these theories centered on gender equality and gender justice in society. The study found that gender equality is not civilization but justice. This is of the fact that both men and women are born equal and need equal justice for the development of the nation. The paper recommended that men and women should be given equal opportunity in all aspects of life in order to ensure gender justice. Parents and religious leaders should adhere to the principles of gender equality for the betterment of society.
 
 
Keywords
 
Equality; Gender; Justice; Civilization; Women
 
 
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