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Ageing and women disabilities in sub-Sahara
Journal of Adult Education and Development (2011)
  • Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria
  • Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye, Mrs.

In a typical African community, women age gracefully, as they bear children, care, train, provide natural support; as well as receive support from their children when they grow older. The presence of infirmities and disabilities affect aging and hinder effective livelihood, human performance and general well-being of sub-Saharan African women. Critical knowledge gaps exist for responding to the general needs of the disabled women which is a concern to the authors. This position paper addressed the issues concerning aging and women disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the challenges, and roles of adult educators could play as support systems and in ensuring graceful aging and coping with disabilities in the various communities.

  • Ageing,
  • Africa,
  • Disabilities,
  • Literacy,
  • Women,
  • Sub-Sahara,
  • Disease,
  • Culture
Publication Date
Fall December 29, 2011
Publisher Statement
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Citation Information
Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor and Uzoamaka Lucynda Koledoye. "Ageing and women disabilities in sub-Sahara" Journal of Adult Education and Development Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2011)
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