Poverty, Gender and the African Culture and the Challenges of Globalization



The African continent is commonly grouped under the main classification, third world or developing nations. It is popularly claimed that this consists basically of most nations that are grappling with the challenge of poverty and gender inequality. The paper addresses the issue of poverty and gender in African culture. It therefore, seeks to rekindle awareness with regards to this phenomenon around Africa with the aim of ameliorating the challenge. The consequence would be right growth in social, economic, political and other areas of life. For any marked growth to take place in Africa there is the need for a paradigm shift with regards to poverty and gender, the paper contends. The paper employed both sociological and historical methods of investigation. It is recommended that African nations should embrace an aggressive advocacy in respect of gender equality in various social, economic and cultural aspects. This can be achieved through equal opportunities to all, without gender discrimination. In addition, the challenge of poverty should be addressed with aggression and passionately too. There is the need to reawaken the right consciousness in the entire African continent with regards to these issues so as to be relevant in the committee of nations.

Key Words: Poverty, African culture, Gender, Globalization,

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