Assessment of the Role of Women Participation in Community Development in Benin Metropolis

Stella Omiunu


This paper investigated the role of women participation in community development in Benin Metropolis. A simple survey research design was employed to explore the issue. A 15 item questionnaire supplemented with oral interview sessions provided the data used for the study. The study involved 100 randomly selected women in Benin metropolis. The sample was drawn from across four communities within Benin metropolis. The data collected were analyzed using mean score, frequency count and simple percentages. The findings of the study showed that women are not aware of the various community development programmes going on in their community, women do not receive adequate information and mobilization in community development programmes, women are not part of the decision making, and implementation of the community development programmes and women are not coordinated in coming together to discuss their developmental needs. Based on the findings, recommendations were also proffered. 

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