Women Empowerment and Strategy in Context: An Analytical Discourse

Stella Ngozi Nduka-Ozo


Women are female humans, who have reached the age of adulthood and have the right to vote in elections and referendums and to hold public office. In Nigeria women empowerment would mean leveling the playing field so that men do not have an advantage over women in fulfilling their potential, whether in business, politics, or other social platforms. It is opening space for women to have unfettered access to education, skills, and participation in the decision-making process on matters that affect them. The empowerment of women has a lot of developmental benefits, not just for the women, but for every other person who is connected or related to them. Although a lot of efforts have been made towards women empowerment by the government, non governmental organization and the women themselves, yet much more needs to be done to have positive result that is significant. This paper recommends the implementation of the gender policies already enacted for the benefit of women to reduce all forms of discriminations and harmful cultural and traditional practices, sensitization of parents and communities to become aware of the benefits of girls child education, re-orientation of men on their attitude towards women, establishment of skills acquisition centres to empower those women who dropped out or never attended school at all, role modeling of other successful women and giving of loans and micro finance benefits to women entrepreneurs who could mentor other women.

Keywords: Women empowerment, strategy, context, analytical discourse

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