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Better Life Programme for Rural Women

 

This programme was established to enhance the status of women in the rural areas. It was carried out by the National Commission for Women (then upgraded to the Federal Ministry for Women’s Affairs and Social Development (see the Chapter on Legislative and Administrative Institutions). The aims and objectives of this Programme are the following:

 

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Stimulating and motivating rural women towards achieving better living standards and sensitising the rest of the Nigerian population to the problems of women;

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Educating rural women on simple hygiene, family planning, the importance of child-care and increased literacy rates;

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Mobilising women collectively in order to improve their general lot and ability to seek and achieve leadership roles in all spheres of society;

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Raising consciousness about the rights of women, the availability of opportunities and facilities, their social, political and economic responsibilities;

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Encouraging recreation and enriched family life; and

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Inculcating the spirit of self-development, particularly in the fields of education, business, the arts, crafts and agriculture.

 

 

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