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PROBLEMS MILITATING AGAINST THE EFFECTIVE MOBILIZATION OF WOMEN FOR PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU NORTH SENATORIAL ZONE OF ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

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Abstract

This research was on problems militating against the effective mobilization of women for participation in Community Development in Enugu North Senatorial Zone in Enugu State, Nigeria. The general purpose of the study was to access the problems militating against the effective mobilization of women for participation in community development. The study explored the education, economic, political and socio-cultural problems militating against the effective mobilization of women for participation in community development. It also investigated the strategies for effective mobilization of women for participation in community development. Resource mobilization theory and collective behaviour theory were used in theoretical framework. The researcher also covered the empirical study of the research. The empirical study include the studies by Ugwuzor (1999), Eneh (2007), Abiona (2006), Abari (2005) and Ezeh (2009). Survey research design was used. The research covered Enugu North Senatorial Zone in Enugu State. The population of the study was the entire functional registered community based women organization in Enugu North Senatorial Zone totaling one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. Simple random sampling was used and one thousand thirty five members were sampled. They responded to the questionnaire which was the instrument used for data collection. The instrument was given first to experts for validation. It was also administered to forty seven (47) Nwanne Di Namkpa Women, Amufe in Igbo Eze North to test the reliability and Cronbach Alfa method was used to determine its reliability co-efficient. Data were analyzed using the simple percentage for the bio-data of the respondent, weighted mean for the analysis of research question 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5, while T-test was used for the analysis of four hypothesis that are used in this study. The major findings of the research indicated that problems militating against the effective mobilization of women for participation in community development include: education, economic, political and socio-cultural problems. The implications of these findings are that more efforts should be made to mobilize women effectively for participation in community development. Adult Educators should organize workshops and seminars or campaign to sensitize women on the problems militating against their mobilization and way out of these problems.