TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF FEMALE ARTISANS
The 2012 National Baseline youth Survey Report released in December 2013 by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the federal ministry of youths development showed that the population of youths aged between 15 and 35 years in Nigeria is estimated to be 64 million, while females are more than males in all age groups.
The Report also revealed that 54 percent of Nigeria youths were unemployed in 2012. Of this, the report stated that the female percentage stood at 51.9 percent compared to their male counterpart with 48.1 percent being unemployed.
Going further, the report revealed that “out of the group of married youths, 68 percent were females, while 32 percent were males, the rate of divorce and widowhood was high among the female youth with 70.9 and 71.8 per cent respectively, while 38.5 per cent females were never married.”