IGBO WOMAN IN TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS SETTING
In this paper, the researchers attempted to delve into an analysis of the place of women in Igbo traditional setting especially as it concerns Igbo religion and its beliefs. The researchers tried to examine seeming maltreatment meted out to women and womanhood in a society where all should have been given an equal opportunity to express their aptitudes in diverse areas of life especially in the family and in religious life. The researchers were able to discover that the Igbo men traditionally had no cogent reasons for treating women as second rate citizens except for the notion that they are the weaker sex, having paid dowries on them. They regarded them (the women) as mere pieces of property which should be used and dumped at will. The researchers also found out that the trend is changing with the advent of Christianity and education. This research being a survey research was conducted using oral interview and some books were also consulted and referred to.