International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research

International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2020)

Women and harmful traditional practices in Enugu state: An empirical investigation


Onodugo Ifeanyi Chris, Igatta Amaka Evangeline, Olachi Chuks-Ronnie

We verified the negative perception of females and the consequent obnoxious and harmful practices perpetuated against them particularly in Enugu state. Scholars have expressed increasing concern about these obnoxious practices. These have found practical expression in a lot of work by experts, international agencies and non-governmental organizations. We examined the people’s real and major reasons for practicing the identified obnoxious practices; verified the opinions and intentions of men towards such practices, discussed the effects of these obnoxious practices on female in Enugu state and suggested ways of eradicating these ungodly and evil practices. The instrument we used in the study includes observation method, questionnaires and oral interview. Data generated by the study was analyzed through descriptive statistics, and contents analyses. The study made some findings which sustains this negative perception which includes the believed that once married, a female and all she has revert to her husband, and that bringing girls up is like planting flowers in another man’s compound while living there or putting water in a leaking pot. The work made some useful recommendations that will reduce these obnoxious practices to a vanishing point.
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