An evaluation of women’s’ contribution to the socio-economic development of Madina district in Mogadishu city:

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
Somali women live in a dominantly patriarchal and matrilineal social system. While men are allowed to establish numerous, autonomous households, women are rarely considered to be independent legal persons. This study investigate core problems of women in their contribution to socio-economic development such as inequality of job opportunities, educational gab for men and women, and cultural backward which can’t allow women participation in community activities. This study is about an evaluation of women’s contribution in the socio-economic development of Madina district in Mogadishu city. The objectives of the study were to assess the contribution of Somali womens’ to socio-economic development of Madina district in Mogadishu, to investigate the negative impact of Somali women’s in participating socio-economic development of Madina district in Mogadishu, to identify the challenges faced on Somali women in contributing socio-economic development of Madina district in Mogadishu and how they affected those challenges, and to propose better ways forward to overcome those barriers in community. Both qualitative and quantitative research designs were used. The study employed a descriptive research design on a population of 200 in Madina district of Mogadishu city. The data collection method used included questionnaires; interviews. The findings of this study revealed that contribution of women to socio-economic development has a great role in political, social and economical activities. In social activities, women had promoted peace building and security stability. In Economic activities, women in business played a crucial role in the private sector development though purchasing and selling local products or service type enterprises. Finally this study recommends removing cultural barriers which impede women’s access to productive resources, and give them training programs for self-employment to generate income resource.
a Thesis Proposal Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of a Degree of Master of arts in Development Studies.
women’s’ contribution, socio-economic development, Madina district