The Origin and Nature of Traditional Gender Division of Labour among the Berom of the Jos Plateau in Northern Nigeria
Alahira H.A

Gender division of labour has been as old as history differing from culture to culture in time and space which has implications for women’s empowerment and societal development. This, therefore, necessitates the need for both micro and macro empirical research and study of the gender division of labour in different cultures especially in Africa where gender gap is the highest and academic research is at most gender blind. This has informed our study of the nature of traditional gender division of labour in Berom society. The paper examines and analyses the origin and nature of gender division of labour in Berom society and the extent to which tradition, religion and their general world view influenced gender division of labour and the implication this had on the role and status of women in traditional Berom society. This will provide a general background from which we can understand the changes that took place in gender division of labour in modern Berom society. Such a study will be of relevance not only to academicians but also to development planners, national and international agencies, NGO’S and CBO’s.

Full Text: PDF      DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v2n3a4