“Reading Judges 4:1-6: It’s Implication for Women Empowerment and National Development in Ghana

AUTHOR : Livingstone Yao Torsu
ISSUE: February 2019 Volume 1 Number 1 Article 15
PAGES : 180-187
DOI : 10.32051/02211915

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Abstract

The role of women in various homes, villages, towns and the nation cuts across every area of human endeavor. For instance, concerning child upbringing, home care and environmental sanity, women cannot be left out. Although some women are not respected in the societies and in various endeavors yet their contributions to national development cannot be overemphasized. These functions to a large extent impart positively on the society. Hence, empowering women is a call in the right direction because their pivotal roles in the human society demand nothing better than acknowledgement and motivation. To some extent, it is a move to curtail oppressive measures created by the cultural norms to cage women in their limited areas from advancing into zone of wide reflection and performances. Such a norm describes the bad conditions in which women go through.In view of that, this paper outlines the immeasurable roles of women in our society and advocates for empowering them against all odds of societal norms. The paper does not only provide some measures for enhancing the efforts of women in the society, but also devises a means for motivating women to take up higher responsibilities in the society to enhance the development of the nation. The discussion is done in relation to Deborah’s efforts of saving the Israelites from the hand of Jabin, king of Hazor Judges 4:1-6.

Author’s Biodata: LIVINGSTONE YAO TORSU, is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Theology, Heritage Christian College, Accra- Ghana.