The Challenges of Rural Women Participation in Development in Delta State
Akpomuvie Orhioghene Benedict

The paper addressed the crucial roles played by women in community development process and the present subordinate position of women in Nigeria, exacerbated by patriarchy. It was also directed towards encouraging and stimulating the rural women towards improving their standards of living and inculcating in them, the spirit of self-development. Apart from raising the social consciousness of women about their rights, the study created awareness about the plights of women. The study which utilized the Marxian theory of female subordination and the secondary source of data revealed that women are veritable tools in community development in Nigeria. It further revealed that women in Nigeria are faced with hardships bordering on their gender. However, the paper recommended that appropriate laws be enacted to address the woman‟s question occasioned by penalties while the existing policies and laws on the rights and plights of the women should be vigorously implemented to the letter.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.15640/ijgws.v6n1a17