Information Access for Rural Women in Nigeria

Iwu-James, Juliana and Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome and Segun-Adeniran, Chidi and Esse, Ugwunwa Chinyere (2019) Information Access for Rural Women in Nigeria. In: Handbook of Research on Rural Sociology and Community Mobilization for Sustainable Growth. IGI global. ISBN 9781522571599

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Adequate access and effective use of information is succinctly linked to sustainable development and empowerment of rural women. Analysis of the situation reveals that Nigerian rural women face marginalization as far as information access is concerned. This chapter identified some channels and preferred sources of information for the rural women with their inherent challenges. Some implications were also discussed ranging from exploitation and trafficking of women, inability to access and harness agriculture and health information, credit facilities and government programs. Some challenges of information provision to rural women as identified include lack of basic infrastructure, poverty, illiteracy, culture, and religion. The study recommended some strategies for improvement as regards quality access to information: establishment of vibrant public libraries in rural areas, continuous research on information seeking behaviour of rural women, information repackaging, provision of adult educational centres. The chapter concluded that neglect of rural women can only portend danger

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Depositing User: TOLUWANI BOTU
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 13:58
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 13:58

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