Women’s empowerment through education in Africa: a case study of unesco
This research study was carried on women empowerment through education in Africa. This was done with an aim of establishing the matters of concern related to women empowerment through education in Africa either the positive or the negative factors contributing to the same. The specific objectives of the study were; to assess the effect of community culture on women empowerment through education, to determine the effect of discrimination on women empowerment through education and to establish the effect of financial constraints on women empowerment through education. The study was of great importance to the women in Africa, and the future researchers. Descriptive research design was used in the study. The target population was 120 respondents from the top level management, middle level management and the support staffs of UNESCO. The researcher made use of simple stratified random sampling procedure to select a sample size of 54 respondents. A questionnaire was used for collecting data which was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. It is very important to instill culture respect for the household duties that women traditionally perform and acknowledge that these duties should be shared between the two genders. The best way to deal with gender discrimination is to educate employees and to hire women for HR or some managerial posts. It is highly advisable that both male and female should be given same opportunity to be in class whereby, the parents and the guardians should struggle to pay for the female education as they do struggle to pay for their boys.