Gender and Power: Driving Force for Progress and Social Change or a Hindrance- RAGA 2021

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October 12, 2021 to October 15, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, Sociology, Social Sciences, Human Rights


Gender refers to the characteristics of women, men, girls and boys that are socially constructed. This includes norms, behaviours and roles associated with being a woman, man, girl or boy, as well as relationships with each other. As a social construct, gender varies from society to society and can change over time. Power is the ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Social change involves alteration of the social order of a society. It may include changes in social institutions, social behaviours or social relations.

Interest in establishing gender disparities has dispersed across the neighbourhood of those working to gain global gender equity Cislaghi, B., Manji, K. and Heise, L. (2018), Lilleston, P.S., Goldmann, L., Verma, R.K. and McCleary-Sills, J. (2017), Vaitla, B., Taylor, A., Horn, J.V. and Cislaghi, B. (2017). Several studies according to Harper and Marcus (2018) have examined gender norms as both a source of and a remedy to the issue of the gender gap between men and women. The issue of gender gap and inequality is a global concern that has been trending over some years. And this tends to manifest in various ways, including and not limited to politics, health, governance, laws and jurisprudence among others. The theory of gendered power gaps is mostly used to analyse gender inequality that is prevalent in the political arena. Gender differences are about the inequality of power or rank, with men granted higher status by their gender than women.

In short, no culture remains the same forever, except through social transition triggered by social change, the key basic cause that helps drive it. In the twenty-first century, sociologists such as Ibn Khaldun of the fourteenth century and Immanuel Wallerstein both admitted that social change was the focus of much of the study of the growth, structure, and functioning of human society. In the global political debate, therefore, the current trend is to pursue more women’s involvement in politics, power and decision-making. The implementation of women's quotas in India’s parliament has recently been projected to result in a 9% to 12% decrease in maternal mortality (Baskaran, T., S. Bhalotra, B. Min, Y. Uppal, 2018)). Giving the above analyses, it is succinct to conclude that bridging the gender divide in politics and power is a gift to mankind at large in disguise.  When you have lots of power, you have a wide range of acceptable behavior, a lot of leeway in what you can say and do, but when you lack power, your range of acceptable behavior narrows. Gender is not only a cause but also a consequence, instrument and embodiment of power-over relations. It is a key mechanism through which power not only constrains but constitutes individuals and is perhaps the most persistent form of ‘invisible power’ in our world.

This conference (RAGA 2021) therefore brings women, men, (high school students who are the future power), policy makers, academics, NGO practitioners, human resources managers and corporations to give answers to this year’s theme and of course sub-themes which include but not limited to the following Disciplines:



1. Education (All Levels & Branches)

2. Human Kinetic & Health Education

3. Peace, Nonviolence & Conflict Studies

4. Social, Communication & Management Sciences

5. Humanities, Languages & Entertainment

6. Information & Library Sciences

7. Information, Communication & Technology

8. Basic & Applied Sciences

9. Agriculture & Livelihoods

10. Human Medicine

11. Climate Change, Environment & Development

12. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics



Submission of Abstracts                         July 30, 2021

Acceptance                                               August 15, 2021

Full Paper Submission                            August 15, 2021

Acceptance                                               August 30, 2021

NB: Students of Higher Institutions MUST submit current evidence of student registration.


Abstract of not more than 250 words should be sent as email attachment in WORD FORMAT to any of the following:

For consideration of your abstract, the following information must be included:
• Name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail of the first author;
• Names, affiliations, and e-mails of the co-authors;
• Complete contact information of the corresponding author if other than the
first author;
• Assignment of abstract category based on the sub-themes provided.


  • NOT have been previously presented at another academic conference, accepted for publication (by the date it was uploaded into the conference system), or published;
  • Be completed in the following format: Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11 inch page setting (APA 6th is required);
  • Have a page count within the range of 12-15 pages, double-spaced (including figures, table, references); and
  • Be submitted as a Word document.
  • All abstract will be published in conference collection of abstracts (On line)


Participants are drawn from male/female from the Academia, Independent researchers, Non-governmental organisations, International agencies, Government officials’ and members of the Civil Society, digital and online businesses, Secondary and Primary School Teachers, School Administrators and Proprietors. Registered participants would be issued certificate of attendance/participation/presentation and conference materials. 



Selected quality papers shall be published in the peer review, open access RAGA Journal of Social Inclusion and Educational Advancement

ISSN 2714-4046 (Print) ISSN 2734-2302 (Online), affiliated with the Faculty of Arts and Education, Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Early Bird Registration: July 15, 2021

                             In-Person                   Virtual

Nigerian Academics                   #15,000                      #5000

Nigerian PG Students                #10,000                      # 5000

Nigerian Undergraduates            #5000                       #2500

International Participants            $250                          $100

Foreign Students                           $200                            $75

Onsite registration fee includes conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch and certificate.

Virtual registration fee includes e-certificate. Late registration attracts 50%

NB: Students of Higher Institutions MUST submit current evidence of student registration.

Nigerian Participants- Fees are payable to:

Guaranty Trust Bank, Account No. 0171120241.

Sort code: 058194023. Swift code GTBINGLA

Account name: Global Youth Leadership and Girl-Child Foundation.

International Participants can pay via our secure website

Online submission of Abstracts

Online submission of papers:

Alternative email: 



RAGA Journal of Social Inclusion and Educational Advancement (Volume 1-3; Nos  1-5)

ISSN: 2714-4046 (Print); ISSN: 2734-2301 (Online).


Confirmed Speakers

Alexious Butler, US Foreign Service Officer. United State Agency for International Development (USAID). USA

Professor Elida Sanchez Cruz. University of Veracruz, Mexico

Sifa Chiyoge, PhD., Regional Director, International Cooperative Alliance- Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Ademola Lewis, PhD., Deputy Dean of Students, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Ms. Kennedy Johnson, Founder, Multiline-Beauty Industry, Tourism Sector & Non-profit, United States

Anne Kuster, Co-Founder, Director of Strategy, Nayaraq Stories. USA

Preeti Pandya, Policy Analyst, Rajasthan High Court, Rajasthan, India

Imo Chinasa, University of Chicago/ Harris School of Public Policy. Communication and Content Development Specialist. USA

Gborieneomie Mac-Fiberesima, PhD., University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Department of Medical Microbiology, Port              Harcourt, Nigeria

Sloka Iyengar,. Science Consultant, United States

Ingrid Berlanga, Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Konyka Dunson. Leadership Facilitator & Trainer, The University of the District of Columbia, USA


Conference Organising Committee



Name: Ndidi Ofole, PhD

Institutional affiliation: University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Phone: +234 803 472 9225


Name: Ufuoma Davies, PhD

Institutional affiliation: University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Phone: +234 806 654 1622


Name: Alfred Masinire, PhD

Institutional affiliation: University of Ibadan, Nigeria


Phone: +27 73 585 6740




  • Udeme     Jacob, PhD         
  • Ndidi Ofele, PhD
  • Alfred Masinire, PhD
  • Ufuoma Davies, PhD
  • Vivian Adeyemi, PhD

Adepeju Oti, PhD

Fatunmbi Oluwagbemi



           Ukamaka Akuche, PhD


Adeoni Funmbi

Michael Oke

Laura Ighegbe


Kayode Ojoogun

Kemi Opatunde



Oghenetegiri Sunday


Uche Brown Egbe

Sandra Ismail

Olukemi Akinyemi

Vivian Lim


Cosmas Rongoti

Blessing Joseph

Peter Ohue

Ridwan Oladimeji


Uwalaka Gift

Ronke Adeboye

Blessing Joseph

Rachel Agolo

Professor K. Adeyemo
Vice Chancellor 
Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria

Chief Host

Chairman of Council

Professor Jide Owoeye

Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria



Adepeju  Oti, PhD

Dept. of Social Sciences Education

Faculty of Arts & Education
Lead City University, Ibadan,



Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria

International Institute of Tropical 

Agriculture (IITA Women's Group)

United Nations Information Centre, Lagos

Trigo Networks, USA

Rachel Chanel Clarke Globalization Program, USA


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Tel: +234 805 612 9314; +234 803 728 2718


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Adepeju  Oti, PhD

Dept. of Social Sciences Education

Faculty of Arts & Education
Lead City University, Ibadan,


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