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In Their Own Way At Their Own Level: Empowerment Among Rural Women: The Case of the Mo Communities of Ghana

Olivia Adwoa T. F. Kwapong


The object of this study was to assess empowerment among women in Mo communities of the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana in the areas of education, economic and decision-making. In achieving this objective a survey was conducted among 200 women. The study revealed that the women had attained a low level of formal education. However recognizing their level of economic independence and participation in decision-making in the home and community, it could be concluded that the women had attained an appreciable level of empowerment. With some capacity building, there could be a boost in the situation of the women.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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