THE ROLE OF RADIO IN MOBILISING WOMEN FOR POLITICS IN NIGERIA.
The aim of this project is to analyse The Role of Radio in mobilising Women for politics in Nigeria period of Study from 19961 – 2004.
The system of Communication through Radio plays a major role in mobilisation of woman for politics on Nigeria, Improving lot of Nigeria women is a prime target.
In Nigeria with the regard to women politics and information awareness, radio plays major parts then any other means of communication. Meanwhile, women in the rural areas are more closer to radio, because it is cheaper and less expensive to maintain with radio information’s related to women mobilization for politics are easily communicated.
We will not fail to acknowledge our able supervisor Mrs. Nkem Ukozor for her unalloyed support and taking pain to go through the projects and made some necessary correction. Also equally worthy of mention are our parents for their financial and moral supports. We are very grateful to you all.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 CHAPTER ONE
1.2 NIGERIAN WOMEN MOBILIZATION IN THE PAST
1.0 CHAPTER TWO
2.1 FEMINISM IN MAXISM
3.1 CHAPTER THREE
3.2 CHALLENGES TO WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION AND USE OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE RADIO
4.1 CHAPTER FOUR
4.2 NIGERIAN WOMEN AND THE RADIO
5.1 CHAPTER FIVE
5.2 CAPACITY BUILDING AND THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION
THE ROLES OF RADIO IN MOBILISING WOMEN FOR POLITICS IN NIGERIA PERIOD OF STUDY: (1961 -2004)
This systems of communication that is Radio pays a major role in mobilisation of women for politics in Nigeria. For majority of women groups in Nigeria, improving the lots of Nigeria women is a prime target for many of them also, the experience of the management of women is all facts if life is feasible to cultural practice of gender relations within the Nigeria Society. Let for many of the enlighten women in Nigeria, these practice have become acceptability of life and are not to be questioned.
The radio, because it is cheap, have become affordable easy access and have become a base means of mobilizing Nigeria women for politics. One thing that is glaring today in some of the Radio Stations in Nigeria is the presence of Nigeria women as news-makers. The women groups in Nigeria this have the greatest task of carrying out enlightenment campaigns over the Radio to educated Nigeria Women on their right and what constitutes violation of such right, some of these women groups that carries out campaign for women empowerment and participation of women in politics are viz.
WOMEN IN NIGERIA (WIN), NIGERIA
WOMEN’S RIGHT WATCH, CIVIL RESOURCE AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE (CIBDDOC).
WOMEN’S CONSORTIUM OF NIGERIA. (WOCON). The list is not exhaustive.
The zonal workshops on women in Governance and Decision making network and working as a group was covered by the Imo State Radio and Radio Nigeria in Imo States. The zonal network groups are following capacity building framing activities designed to provide and contribute to the broader goal f empowering and advocating for the full participation of women and potential women leaders in governance and decision making interactive from the South Eastern States OF Nigerian and in particular from Imo State.
In Imo State within the last six months two senatorial zone were selected for intral zone networking workshops. The zonal networking workshops take place over three days. The first workshop was held in Orlu, East and Orlu west, while the other senatorial zone was Owerri Municipal local governments.
The primary aim of these zonal networking workshops is to encourage participate to collaborate and associate together in other to achieve common goals within their communities. Zonal networking also serves as a platform in which women can demand accountability from their leaders on a venue for information sharing. At the zonal networking workshops that were held in Imo State, women were encourage to take active apart in their unions to organize meeting with tier leaders to discuss the role of women in leadership positions, participants were also encouraged to organize awareness and skill programmes to enable them to contest and hold political offices. In addition, participants were encouraged to build and maintain stratagem adhere with one another to enable them identify and find solution to common problems within their communities.
Another topic that were treated include:-
The on-going local government reforms process and implication for women. Benefits of reworking as groups, current situation of women in governance And decision-making of each senatorial zones, women’s rights, constraints to women participation in politics, managing and balancing private and public life for women in politics and the act of public speaking. The Nigeria women through encourage to overcome their mistrust of one another and other organization and work together toward their shared goals. Women therefore need to understand networking and works as a group involves and how to maximize its benefits. The zonal networking workshops were quite