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Title: Women participation in local nongovernmental organizations and social development in selected District Hargeisa, Somaliland
Authors: Najah, Warsame Omar
Keywords: Local Non governmental
Socio development
District Hargeisa,
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: In Africa, for example, women produce 80 percent of the food and in Asia 60 percent And in Latin America 40 percent in the side of economy. This is a small example of the importance of women’s work in society; it does not illustrate the real extent of women’s contribution, especially in developing countries, not only to the labor force, but also their role as a significant income-source for the family (Takyiwaa, 1998). In Africa, all tasks related to a family’s support are the responsibility of women. Due to cultural and traditional aspects, a woman’s presence has been a question of survival of her family. Women, especially poor mothers, must divide their time between work “productive role” and family “reproductive role”, and balancing all the demands. Time is valuable for these women, as their livelihoods depend 1 largely on their ability to fulfill the multiple demands of the household and the marketplace. In spite of the remarkable importance of women’s participation, their jobs have been considered as an “extra income” to family survival or simply to improve its living conditions. Moreover, microenterprises owned by women have been considered as a way to meet primary needs instead of a profitable source of income (Takyiwaa, 1998). In under developed countries women’s fundamental contributions in their households, food production systems and national economies are increasingly acknowledged, within Africa and by the international community. This is due, in no small part, to African women’s own energetic efforts to organize, articulate their concerns and make their voices heard (Luba, 2010). At both grassroots and national levels, more women’s associations and local Nongovernmental organization were formed during the 1990s, taking advantage of the social development projects to assert their development roles. They are also pressing for an expansion of women’s economic and social opportunities, and the advancement of women’s rights.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the college of higher degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements award for the Degree of Master of Art in development studies
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts Development Studies - Main and Ishaka Campus

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