Women emancipation through co-operative society (a case study of nwanne – di-na-mba cooperative society asata enugu, enugu state).

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Women emancipation through co-operative society (a case study of nwanne – di-na-mba cooperative society asata enugu, enugu state).


This study is aimed at defining out the possible role of cooperative society I the emancipation of women or their liberation in Asata. A case study of Nwanne di na mba Women Cooperatives. This is in view of the fact that women in this part of the country are only seen to have their portion in the kitchen and housewives.

Thus standing to support the saying “women education ends in the kitchen”. This station persisted up till about 1929 when we had Aba women riot, which made women realize that they could participate in other social, economical, and political activities.

Women emancipation could be said to be the act of giving the women equal right with the men counter poart either politically. Legally, socially and economically. This could lead to a better living standard for all since their economic emancipation could mean more hands going into production and subsequently more food production.

This research work was carried out in Asata through the study of registered women cooperative societies randomly chosen to cover the whole section and fribe.


1.0 Introduction 1

Background of the Study 2
Statement of the Problem 3
Purpose of the Study 4
Scope of the Study 5
Significance of the Study 5
Limitation of the Study 6
Definition of Terms 6
References 8


2.0 Review of the Related Literature 9

Importance of Women Emancipation 9
Problems of Women Emancipation 16
Suggested Solution to the Problems of Women Emancipation
of Nwanne di na mba Co-operative Society Asata 20

The Role of Government in Women Emancipation 28
References 34


3.0 Research Design and Methodology 35

Research Design 35
Area of the Study 36
Population of the Study 36
Sample and Sampling Procedures 37
Instrument for Data Collection 37
Reliability of the Instrument 38
Method of Data Collection 39
Methods Of Data Analysis 39
Reference 46


4.0 Summary of Findings, Conclusion and Recommendation 47

Summary of Findings 47
Conclusion 48
Recommendation 49
Bibliography 51

Questionnaire 53



The lack of a full-scale involvement of women in economical and political activities of the country previously made it impossible to know the roles and contribution women have contribute dot the growth of this country.

Women emancipation through co-operative society may not be fully appreciated and understood without addressing such issues as “what is women emancipation”, “what is co-operative societies”? And how can women be emancipated through cooperative societies”?

Women emancipation women being liberated or lifted up from a burden. And cooperative societies according to (Onoh, 1996 Page 1) defined cooperative societies as a group of people with common goals, who run an enterprise in order to achieve their aims and objectives.

Women emancipation through cooperative societies could be said to be the involvement of women through cooperative societies, which help to liberate them and be independence and solve their daily needs, by themselves.


The flight for women emancipation in Nigeria could be traced to the Aba women Riot of 1929 which exposed the women to their true position and ability, giving birth to women pilots. Journalists, lawyers, duters. Could contribute to the growth and demepement of their Communities Local Government State and the nation at large. This has led to the saying “what a man can do, a woman can do and even better.

Before now, women where said to be relevant only in child birth, cooking and overall fairly management and not to be involved in economic social or political responsibilities.

They were poorly regarded in the society and as much were demand most of their human right. During the “industrial revolution” much was not known of women economic activities, it was later that if became clear that women could participate in the formation of co-operative especially in the trading and consumer co-operative societies. This was also the same with Nigeria, that after the Aba women riot were accorded to carry out women in the Northern part of Nigeria are generally confued due to religious retractions.

Even through same of these women are enlightened and are becoming more vocal in campaigning against such practices.

Today in Nigeria, government has placed much emphasis on the emancipation and empowerment of women by encouraging them to come together and from co-operative organizations and providing money as loans through various channels like “Better life for rural women” family support programme” and family economic advancement programme” all aimed at the emancipation of women and leading to women becoming the bread winner in most Nigeria facilities. Today women can be seen in all fields of endeavour.


At present, the growing rate of women participation in political, social, religious and economic activities is encouraging and needs to be sustained.

It is evident that a close study of the role of women in cooperative suggests that the development of our country could achieve quicker by the women emancipation through cooperative.

Since the role of women cannot be over emphasized every man needs the assistance of a women one way or the other for continuity.

Women emancipation has become one of the tasks for leaders in Nigeria and especially Nwanne di na mba women cooperative of Asata. This research work is therefore geared toward investigating why women of Nwanne di na mba of Asata restricted form all political, social and economic activities.

Also it aimed at ascertaining to what extent their membership of cooperative has helped to free them from these restriction all with a view to suggest possible ways or approaches which may help in connecting or changing the situation through cooperative societies.


The study is aimed at

(A) Enabling women of Nwanne di na mba of Asata to participate in cooperative activities.

(B) Determining the extent of women involvement in political, social and economic activities in Asata.

(C) Guiding the researcher in future study and project writing.

(D) Proffering general guidelines in forming women cooperative societies in Asata.


This study is carried out in Asata District of Enugu State. The researcher tends to carryout his research in twenty societies in different cooperative societies.


The researcher hopes that the findings from this investigations will help in the emancipation of women through co-operative and the development of women co-operative in Asata. It will also help in increasing the number of materials and literature available for future studies on women emancipation through cooperative in general.

It will help the rural women to know why it is important to join cooperative societies.

Finally, it will help communities with such restrictions to remove or change them for better.


The researcher was faced with some problems as he was conducting the study. These include.

A FINDING: Being dependent, I found it difficult raising founds for the investigation.

ASSESSIBILITY: Due to potholes, it was not easy to get to the root of the women cooperatives for my study. Consequently, it was difficult to get these women cooperative society.
Transportation difficulty and government interference couple with the bad roads was the problem of high cost of transportation following government deregulation of fuel prices.
Ignorance and secretiveness on the part of the cooperators. This lead to their unwillingness to freely volunteer information to the researcher after even educating them on the aim of the study.


For purpose of clarification the definition of some terms in this project topic is needed.

WOMEN: Women are human beings getting out of man to be a helpmate
EMANCIPATION: Is the act of being free from operation or having liberty.
COOPERATIVE: Cooperative is coming together of different individual to solve their common problems, by undertaking and economic venture.

Onoh J.A. (1996) CO-OPERATIVE FIELD ADMISNITRATION: Amazing Grace Publishers Enugu.

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