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In sum, the current situation of women's organizations in Nigeria, and elsewhere in Africa as well, is both exciting and problematic. It is exciting that women's organizations are being recognized as viable institutions that can make an important contribution to development. It is at the same time problematic, because there are still many questions about whether the existing organizational structures can in fact do all the things that are now expected of them.
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