corrective measures should be taken jointly by the government,
community, family, non-governmental organizations and individual
citizens on the following aspects:
- Empowerment of women: Women should be given a chance to make decisions and exercise their rights.
education: People should be educated about the dangers of negative
socio-cultural practices such as early marriage and female genital
mutilation. This will make people aware of the harm caused by these
- Enhancing the existing laws on women’s rights: The
government should enhance these laws to enable women to participate in
the same socio-economic activities as men. For example, women should be
able to own and inherit properties like land, houses and business so as
to have a strong economic base.
- Use of mass media: Radio,
television and newspapers can be used to educate and give people
information concerning negative cultural practices and their effects in
- Adjust the school curriculum: Students should be
made to understand the dangers of negative cultural practices. They
should be taught the effects these practices have on the society and
also what would be a better way of doing things.
consideration should be given to women in education and politics as they
have been lagging behind for a long time. They should be given special
seats in parliament and given special provisions in admission for higher