Factors determining women’s participation in the management of co-operative societies in Njoro Sub-C

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FACTORS DETERMINING WOMEN’SPARTICIPATION IN THE MANAGEMENTOF CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN NJORO SUB-COUNTY, NAKURU COUNTYXAVIER OKADO LUGAGAA thesis submitted to graduate School in partial fulfilment of the requirementsFor the award of Masters Degree in Gender, Women and Development studies ofEgerton UniversityEgerton UniversityAPRIL 2015
iiDECLARATIONI declare that, this thesis is my original work and has not been presented for the award of adegree in this university or elsewhere.Signature……………………….Date…………………………Xavier O. LugagaReg. No. GM 11/3140/11
iiiRECOMMENDATIONThe thesis is the candidate’s original work and has been presented with our guidance andassistance. It is submitted with our approval as the University supervisors.Signed………………………Date…………...………………..Prof. Kennedy OndimuSigned………………………Date………………….…………Dr. Ruth Aura Odhiambo
ivCOPYRIGHT© 2015Xavier Okado LugagaAll rights reservedAll rights are reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or utilized, in any form orany means, electronics or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by anyinformation storage or retrieval system without prior permission of the author or EgertonUniversity.
vDEDICATIONMy late mother Katarina Apondi Okado and Late Father Peter Okado Mugabe valued hardwork, devotion to the job at hand and always said onesdream can only be realised throughdetermination, devotion and self-discipline. I, dedicate this work to the two parents, latebrothers Paul Mugabe Okado, Panada Okado Dismas and those who limitlessly pushed andcriticized me constructively.
viACKNOWLEDGMENTI, express my appreciation to my family members, wife Jane Kweyu and, two sons of Palmerand Dismas Bwire as well as my brothers George Wanyama Okado, late Paul MugabeOkado and Panada Okado Dismas Bwire. I, also offer special thanks to my Supervisors,Professor Kennedy Ondimu, and Dr. Ruth Aura Odhiambo, for their matchless and decidedlyintimidating humbleness to the work of academia. The duo were detail-oriented and nevertired to criticise and advise appropriately.
viiTABLE OF CONTENTDECLARATION.....................................................................................................................iiRECOMMENDATION.........................................................................................................iiiCOPYRIGHT.........................................................................................................................ivDEDICATION.........................................................................................................................vACKNOWLEDGMENT.......................................................................................................viTABLE OF CONTENT........................................................................................................viiLIST OF FIGURES.............................................................................................................xiiLISTOF TABLES..............................................................................................................xiiiABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.............................................................................xvABSTRACT...............................................................................................................................CHAPTER ONE.....................................................................................................................1BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY......................................................................................11.0Introduction...................................................................................................................11.1Statement of the problem..............................................................................................21.2Aim of the study............................................................................................................21.3General objective of study............................................................................................31.3.1Specific objectives of study...............................................................................31.3.2Research questions.............................................................................................31.3.3Significance of the study...................................................................................31.3.4Basic assumptions of the Study.........................................................................41.3.5Scope of the study.............................................................................................41.3.6Limitation of the study......................................................................................51.3.7Delimitation of the study..................................................................................51.3.8Definition of terms............................................................................................61.3.9Organization of the Study.................................................................................8
viiiCHAPTER TWO....................................................................................................................9LITERATURE REVIEW......................................................................................................92.0Introduction...................................................................................................................92.1Women’s movements and human rights.....................................................................102.2History of women’sparticipation in Islamic world...................................................112.3History of women’s participation in theUnited States...............................................122.4Feminism movement...................................................................................................132.5Radical Feminist Movement.......................................................................................142.6Nego-feminism philosophy.........................................................................................152.7Women’s Movements in African History...................................................................

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