The role of Women in Development

valem
Posted March 31, 2021 from Tanzania

Society cannot move if a woman is not given the opportunity she deserves so that she can participate in all aspects of economic, social and political development.among the responsibilities of the mother is;

  • The mother is involved in food production and cash crops  in rural areas, This mother spends the rest of her life engaged in agriculture so that the community around her can get bread every day, so that she can provide clothing and other services.
  • The mother is responsible for knowing the academic development of her children, when I was young in the village it was the mother who was responsible for asking what did you study? Mother, surrounded by a host of household chores, saw to it that she went through my notebooks.

  • The issue of the development of the child's health is under the mother's control several times I have met women carrying their children walking long distances to follow health care just to know the growth of her child. The mother's goal is to protect the baby from the diseases that the unvaccinated child can get but she is also following these services to build capacity and health professionals to protect her baby from malnutrition.

  • Mothers build good families by teaching and guiding children in the principles of love, peace and cooperation.

Despite these responsibilities, this mother faces many challenges which are;

  • Gender inequality in society starting at the household level, The woman is still involved in production but is not given the opportunity to decide what to sell and what is left for the household.The patriarchy takes over what should be sold and what should not be sold as they do not know the needs of the household for a year they sell everything leaving the mother struggling to find food for the children.

  • The customs and traditions of many societies are oppressive for women and girls. There are traditions in which a woman is not allowed to say anything in front of traditional elders or clan.This condition makes the woman unable to defend herself and her voice is not heard she is seen only on the island.

My call to activists is to raise a voice in the community and build their capacity to eliminate gender inequality and eliminate all conflicting and oppressive traditions.

This story was submitted in response to #ShoutYourVision.

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Cgbidi
Mar 31
Mar 31

So true sister. There is a proverbs says” When you educate a woman you educate a whole nation “

valem
Mar 31
Mar 31

Dear Cgbidi,
Its true once you educate women its a way to avoid
child malnutrition
teenage pregnancy
child marriage and
social violence because she is educated and knows the consequences
not only this she will be confident
I am a good example. If I had no education, how would I know if there is a world pulse? Who would bother to tell me? Education is the solution to everything

Phinnie
Apr 01
Apr 01

Oh Valem, I wish women were recognized and supported for all they do for their children and for their families every single day! Too often, women's "work" and parenting guidance is taken for granted and women are controlled by the men in their lives in almost every culture. We must speak up for ourselves and for the women and girls in our lives and insist on this change. May we all feel supported by our sisters at World Pulse! Thank-you for sharing your observations, wisdom, and determination for change! Take care and let's persist to insist on change and celebrate our successes for the sake of future generations!

valem
Apr 06
Apr 06

hello Phinnie
Thank you for this lovely comment

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 02
Apr 02

Dear Valem,
This is the sharing and information we need, and to be stepping forward all together to end this violence. I love that you call to activists, as through World Pulse we can gather our strength. To stand together and bring our collective leadership, to build what we know is both possible, and necessary. Standing with you.

valem
Apr 06
Apr 06

Dear mama Tam,
every word you wrote is a new breath for me and the Tanzanian community.
Stay cool mama.

Chi8629
Apr 05
Apr 05

Hello Gorgeous,
Trust you are doing well and that you are safe ? Thank you for sharing this wonderful writeup with us . You are special and loved . From Chi

valem
Apr 06
Apr 06

Thank you for your comment
stay blessed

Nini Mappo
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hello Valem,
It is such an encouragement to read this, knowing that through your schools initiative, you are at the forefront of educating the next generation of women leaders about their worth, the challenges and how to push against them to change the culture in favour of women for the betterment of whole communities. Stay strong and hopeful :)

valem
Apr 07
Apr 07

Hello sister Nini,
How are you there?great to hear from you and your didn't pass without saying the word of encouraging. Thank you once again
Be blessed

ARREY- ECHI
Apr 14
Apr 14

Dear Valem,
You have just highlighted the importance of women and impediment society and harmful cultures place on her in a powerful, straight forward post.
There is a reason why communities and societies that acknowledge the worth of women continue to thrive.
May we continue to sing this until women's importance are seen and heard.

valem
Apr 15
Apr 15

Dear Arrey
sure let us join singing this song

noemi.hdz.gro
Apr 30
Apr 30

So true! Thank you for sharing this situation, It resonates a lot with what's happening in a lot of communities in Latin America!