Entries on Women
There have been a lot of speculations that the English language is elitist; that rural dwellers do not participate actively in government, and that women in the rural areas do not have equal opportunity in governance with men. Different governments- nationally and internationally- have mapped out some programmes and strategies towards eliminating the divide that exists between men and women participation in governance and national development. These programs of which MDG is one are all in recognition of the backwardness of females in self and societal development and the fact that the female gender seems to have resigned their fate to living in the shadows of men in matters that is the prerogative of both men and women. The fact that these programmes appears not to be achieving their expected goals at the intended speed has compelled the writers to look into the issues that could be a clog in the wheel of progress of the nation in achieving the MDG. After critical examination of the role of the English language in Nigeria as the lingua franca, the writers discovered that linguistic problems are the predominant of the problems affecting governance and development in Nigeria. This paper therefore, examines these linguistic matters and seeks to provide answers to the related questions: What constitutes good governance? How has the government been able to communicate with people in the rural areas? How have the people in the rural areas been able to express themselves actively in governance through the English language? What are the linguistic factors militating against the effective participation of rural women in governance? The authors also wish to provide recommendations to the possible solution to English language barriers among women participation in government in the rural areas.
Global Programmes for Women Empowerment - Various International Labor organizations (ILO) Conventions: Suitable Work for Domestic Workers, Prohibition of all types of Discrimination against Women, etc - Various United Nation (UN) Women Empowerment and Sensitization Programmes - The Beijing Platform and Declaration for Actions Commitments includes the following: . Ensuring a gender sensitive multi sectoral strategies and programmes to tackle subordination of girls and women and ensuring their economic and social empowerment and equality . Ensuring Women’s equal benefits to economic resources including credit science and technology, information, vocational training, markets and communications as a means to further the empowerment and advancement of girls and women as well as maximizing their capacities to enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity to these resources, inter alia, by means of global cooperation
EXPLORE FULL CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK TO LEARN MORE, BELOW SHOWS THE HIGHLIGHTS OF EACH CHAPTER: Chapter 1: Glow Like Moon (What Does It Mean For You To Glow Like Moon) Chapter 2: The Lady With Focus (What The lady with focus can offer to help you glow like Moon) Chapter 3: Inner Healing (Before you begin to live towards your aspirations, you must first be in a good relationship with yourself by aligning with your inner-mind) Chapter 4: Spirituality (After you align with yourself, you must strive to be in good terms with God, unless your enemies will never allow you to succeed in your aspirations) Chapter 5: Network, Connect & Relate (If God is on your side and Man is not there to help, how will you then succeed? You must connect with people you meet to succeed) Chapter 6: Power To Succeed (Anything the human mind can believe, the human mind can achieve; this is the Supreme Secret. You have the power to succeed and you must be positive about this fact) Chapter 7: Peace of Mind (“You mustn’t be rich or have connection to be great”. Wealth without inner peaceful mind is simply empty, keep calm and let your mind always be at peace because greatness does not come without peace of mind).
Community management is an appealing solution to the current sustainability problems rural communities are experiencing with community development projects. Mc Common, Warner and Yohalem (1990) noted that community responsibility appears to have the potentials to ensure internal support and thus reduce the high rates of nonuse, breakdown, and misuse that have plagued new systems in developing countries.
Cultural diversity is a feature of humanity. Consequently, the degree of intercultural contact and acculturation are on the rise and, inevitable. The phenomenon underscores the need for intercultural awareness, tolerance and respect. Given the complex and diverse character of culture, it requires approach from different prisms. In contemporary time one of the topical subject areas and polar of human existence is gender and women studies.
WOMEN IN GOD’S AGENDA Webster Dictionary defines the word agenda as a list, plan or outline of things to be done, matters to be acted upon. Therefore in examining God’s agenda for women, we shall be considering what plan, what outline of ideas God had in mind in creating women. God created everything with a purpose. His purposes were always planned ahead of time; everything was already “made” in the mind of the Maker before He created it.