Gender imbalance in education and socio-economic development in Hargeisa Somaliland

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study investigated the level of gender imbalance in education and socio economic development In Hargeisia Somaliland. The study was guided by the following objectives to investigate the level of gender imbalance in education and socio economic development and to establish the significant relationship between gender imbalance in education and socio economic development in Hargeisia Somaliland. Also we look at the constrains of women interims of education employment opportunity and business and how to empower women who are literate and educated in our community to be productive and self reliance The research design was descriptive and qualitative design. The study used qualitative approach to qualify incidents in oder to describe the current condition of women’s Data was collected from the field using questioner to collect primary data from sample size of 80 respondents out of population of 100 respondents. Cross tabulation, frequency and percentage and correlation analysis spearman correlation caffeinate used to analyze data. The result obtained showed that there is positive relationship between education and socio- economic development; other findings show that female members of the community have very low opportunities in education. Even those who happened to get any paid jobs are paid very low salary It recommends women education necessary for the transformation of an excessively male domination society. This can be collectively working as team towards the goal of ending discriminating practices and gender in equality, women also showed be included the planning and implementation of program and efficient allocate resource and establish partnership with collaborating agencies and local government department as crucial role in the planning and conceptualizing of projects as well as actual implementation
A Thesis presented to The School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in Development Studies
Gender imbalance, Education, Socio-economic development, Hargeisa Somaliland, Women empowerment, Employment opportunities