An Assessment of Women Empowerment in Public Institutions: The Case of Benishangul Gumuz Regional Bureaus
The study deals with the assessment of women empowerment. It was designed to analyze the women participation in making decision, the role of government in empowering women, the influence of socio-cultural factors and the challenges affecting the women in leadership positions. The research design was mixed approach. Descriptive survey including both quantitative and qualitative method was employed. The sampling technique was both non-probability and probability incorporating random sampling technique. The study used primary data sources collected through questionnaires from the sample of 145 respondents. Hence, the finding shows that there is less emphasis for women empowerment in the organizations. In addition, the cultural and organizational factors affect women in leadership position. It is also further analyzed that even though women had confident for becoming leaders, there is no concern for mentoring, coaching, and training made by the organizations. It is recommended that all the concerned bodies need to give due attention for empowering women.
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