دور مبادرة القرى الصديقة للأطفال في تنمية المرأة الريفية بولاية غرب كردفان

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2015-05-13
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فاطمة محمد, على
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UOFK
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This study was an attempt to understand the role of the Child Friendly Village Initiative (CFVI) in the rural women development in the West Kordofan State. This role was being recognized through the CFVI economic contribution which represented in form of income generation projects to meet women needs, provision of social services in the areas of maternal and child health care, and education. To achieve the study objectives the researcher has applied descriptive and case study methods so as to understand and describe the indicators of the economic and social change that occurred in the study area. Both secondary and primary data were obtained and used. The secondary data have been collected from official reports, books papers and from other relevant sources. Primary data were collected by using questionnaire, interview and observation. The study has reached some valuable findings including: The exerted effort of the CFVI has resulted in considerable positive change in mother reproductive health which was reflected in safe easy delivery, mother health care, diet diversification for pregnant women, drop in tetanus case incidence, drop in early marriage phenomenon and Female Genital mutilation. The study has concluded that 90% of the beneficiaries have received training in different areas including handcrafts, animal rearing, first aid and others. Also there were noticeable benefits in the area of literacy and adult education programme which has contributed significantly to the improvement of the beneficiaries reading and writing skills. Also these programme have raised the awareness of the target community and decreased the common belief that consider the role of the women inside her houses has no economic value, but can be considered as an extension to her natural role as a mother. The study finding also refer to the success of the income generation activities which has contributed to the improvement of the living condition of the beneficiaries families. These activities facing some constraints such as lack of capital and follow up. There were some obstacles which impeded the sustainability of literacy and adult education classes. These obstacles include lack of teaching means and tools, and poor adult education teacher incentives. The study proposed some important recommendations including: Training of specialized female health cadre to provide maternal and child health care services in all villages particularly in family planning issues and combating bad traditional habits. Establishment of multipurpose training centers to provide appropriate training to improve the skills of women with the aim of improving the traditional industry in the rural area, and development of market channels to ensure the sustainability of the credit system. More effort should be exerted for the concentration and expanded of income generation activities in the study area, particularly those activities related to agricultural sector and small ruminant animal rearing. This is basically because, this will suit women needs and the available resources in the study area. Reactivation of literacy and adult education programmes through the provision of teacher incentives and the necessary equipment and means.
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المراة الريفية
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