Achieving Sustainable Development requires respect and efficacy of women’s rights and freedoms, the recognition of their abilities and skills and the achieving of gender equality within the society. The Nigerian quest for the achievement of Gender Equality is confronted by underlying socioeconomic, social, cultural, political and legal factors and prejudices. This paper addresses how the empowerment of Nigerian Women is important to our achievement of Sustainable Development in its three dimensions – Social Well Being, Economic Growth and Environmental Protection. The author reflects on the current challenges faced by Nigeria on women’s empowerment and projects recommendations and actions which must be taken for these challenges to be resolved in Sustainable Development.

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