She stands there, a glaring reminder of the
society oppresses her simply because
she is a woman. She stands there for all
the world to see that Poverty is not invisible.
It has a face. It has a woman’s face. It has her face.
Traditional gender role is enforced on her which
claims that her sole aim is family raising.
Confined to the home, she is deprived of the very
thing which would alleviate poverty–education.
She, like other women in Nigeria should have
a new face–empowerment, independence,
liberation. Poverty among women needs to
be eradicated. This can be done through
training programs and women gaining
full and equal access to economic resources.
Women’s NGOs and other organizations
need to give poverty a face lift and
help women to enjoy the right to a