Women And Women During Sub Saharan Africa

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Men and women in Sub-Saharan Africa are unintentionally perpetuating disadvantaging situations by remaining ignorant to women’s education and restraining them from participating in their local economies. They were raised in a society that institutionally disadvantages women and that relies heavily on tradition. From the laws of the land to the culture that permeates the lives of Sub-Saharan denizens, women are not seen as productive members of the economy. These beliefs subjugate women from proper education, and the lack of education thereby reinforces the notion that women are unfit to take part in business. If this circular logic could be broken it would enable countries in Sub-Saharan Arica to take hold of their future, become international players on the world stage, and reduce corruption, exploitation, and economic strife that has riddled Africa for the last century. One of the key factors throughout history for cultural advancement has been education and by educating a society, the culture progresses and the economy improves. Unfortunately for Sub-Saharan Africa, there has not been importance given to education. This is especially true for women and girl’s education considering that “72% of school aged female children have never been enrolled to school compared to 55% of male children,” thus accounting for over “half of the primary school-age children who are not in school worldwide” (Osadan and Burrage 217). Not only is it the case that women and girls are not included in education, but also that they are not given quality education in comparison to boys if they fortunate enough to attend school. These lucky women and girls would have a better potential to blossom if they were educated in a positive manner that respect... ... middle of paper ... ...eople so that they can converse with passengers and make business connections. They have the added bonus of playing the radio or broadcasting television stations so that the women are kept culturally current since many poor households do not have access to television (Kinyanjui 71-73) These matatus also assist the women by getting to their destination faster than any other mode of travel available to them, whilst saving them the most money possible so that they can reinvest it into something else. By increasing the mobility of women the manatu operators gain from constant repeat business, as long as the woman is succeeding, she will continue to use the manatu. Similarly, the woman advances by improving her knowledge of the world around her and increasing the speed of her transactions; she chooses aplomb and education over ignorance and strain (Okri par. 5, 10).
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