With examples from the media in Uganda, the analysis contained in “Gender Issues: Gender-Based Violence Thrives on Myths,” gives a detailed description of gender-based violence in Uganda, in the domestic realm and in the public realm.
It describes how gender-based violence is nurtured by myths; and how negative beliefs and practices have been normalized and are normalizing gender-based violence. Such beliefs and practices as:
- Wife beating
- Subservient submission of married women to their husbands
- Blaming of school going girl children who fall pregnant
Cover Photo Credit: Ateker Cultural Center Karamoja
Learn and read more about the author, Ms. Norah Owaraga, and her work through her website.