Gender Equality and Sustainable Development: Nurturing a Win-Win Synergy for National Growth & Productivity.

Author(s): Sunday Olawale Olaniran, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria.

March 8 was proclaimed the International Women’s Day by the United Nations (UN). The first time it was celebrated at the UN level was in 1975. Its aim is to emphasize the importance and significance of women to achieving peace, equality, and societal development. On International Women’s Day like this, we remind ourselves on the need to create an enabling environment for our women to gain full and equal participation in national and global development. This year’s celebration is special because we are looking at a very important tool that can help us as a nation and society to achieve sustainable development, i.e. GENDER EQUALITY