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This paper discussed the role of tertiary institutions in combating gender based violence in Nigerian. Secondary data used in the paper were collected from print and online publications. The paper concluded that tertiary institutions have multi-roles to play in the reduction of the menace of gender based violence in Nigeria. The paper specifically identified teaching, researching and provision of community services that are gender based violence inclined as some of the roles of tertiary institutions. Also, development of gender based violence academic programmes and establishment of special centre on studies of gender based violence. Based on these findings, the paper recommended that; tertiary institutions should constantly organize seminars, conferences and workshops via their various Centres for Gender Studies to sensitize the general public and tertiary institution’s community about the importance of gender equality and the menace of gender based violence. Tertiary institutions management should make sure that students are being treated fairly and equally in any conversation.  Tertiary institutions syllabus should be made inclusive, that can promote gender equality.  Tertiary institutions should advocate for scholarships be carter for the marginalized women and those who have suffered gender based violence. Tertiary institutions should come up with suggestions to discourage gender segregation. Tertiary institutions should engage government on policies to encourage women empowerment and policies to support provision of social safety net.


Gender Based Violence Tertiary institutions

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Niyi Jacob Ogunode, Moses Tsevenda, & Grace Atim. (2024). The Role of Tertiary Institutions in Combating Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. Central Asian Journal of Social Sciences and History, 5(1), 7-17. Retrieved from


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