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.