In Nigeria there are no national laws against gender-based violence and many states allow wife beating. Furthermore, rape is an increasing epidemic in Nigeria. Many women don’t report either rape nor wife beating to the authorities because the trust in these is minimal. Instead they seek out different aid agencies which are mostly supported by Western organisations. The study will be made on the basis of three weeks of conducted fieldwork in Lagos, Nigeria where interviews and fieldnotes have been collected in cooperation with a local NGO called ‘Women’s Consortium of Nigeria’. This thesis will search for an answer as to how women in Nigeria, who have been victims of violence, experience their meeting with an aid agency and how they navigate in situations where they are unsafe and exposed. The thesis will furthermore search for an answer as to how women in Nigeria, who live exposed and uncertain lives, perceive their own security and safety. Subsequent, these answers will be analysed using Henrik Vigh’s theory on crisis, existential uncertainty and social navigation. The analysis will be followed by a discussion on where the thought of women being inferior to men originated and what it means to the Nigerian society today. Finally, it will be discussed what it might mean that most local aid agencies are supported by Western organisations.
|Uddannelser||Kultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||3 jun. 2019|