Women Empowerment as an Essential Tool for National Transformation: Niger State, Nigeria Experience
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2013, Pages: 12-14
Received: Jan. 26, 2013; Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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A. Isah, Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
L. A. Nafiu, Department of Mathematics/Statistics, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
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Abstract
Gender statistics is an area that cuts across traditional fields of statistics to identify, produce and disseminate statistics that reflect the realities of the lives of women and men, and policy issues relating to gender. This paper studies women empowerment as a powerful instrument for national transformation and sustained economic growth. Attempt was made at giving the experience of inclusion of women in Niger State, Nigeria in such areas as leadership activity, economic opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment and health involvement. It is recommended that there should be changes in all sectors to promote gender equality and transform poor rural women into successful business managers.
Keywords
Gender, Women, Empowerment, Niger State And Transformation
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A. Isah, L. A. Nafiu, Women Empowerment as an Essential Tool for National Transformation: Niger State, Nigeria Experience, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 12-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20130202.11
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