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Tag: Gender Issues

  • How women reclaiming power

    How women reclaiming power

    “You Matter: how women reclaiming their power are changing the world,” is the title of the book that Dr. Rita Jo Laker-Ojok is among the contributing authors. Rita is among the founding members of CPAR Uganda Ltd and was our first Board Chair. According to Rita, the book, “You Matter …”, comprises personal stories of […]

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  • Formal Schooling versus our daily lives

    Formal Schooling versus our daily lives

    “Kole District has over 178 schools, 52 nursery schools, 107 primary schools and 19 secondary schools. Many girls in Kole District, however, drop out of school because of COVID-19 and traditional gender sensibilities that mean educating the girl child is not a priority. Sharon is a graduate teacher, yet she has failed to get employment […]

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  • Dr. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

    Dr. Ocen on Study I: Cohort of educated young women and the gendered politics of courts

    Education is supposed to produce a certain level of agency.  It is supposed to help you innovate, to transform situations and to be relevant. We, the research team, want to know whether we have educated unemployed youth in rural Lango. We see people going to school, people graduating from school. We want to explore how […]

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  • Akullo Betty’s gender lens on Ugandan’s concept of work

    Akullo Betty’s gender lens on Ugandan’s concept of work

    When I worked in a law firm, I realized that that was not my calling, because I am person who likes to support people in need. But when a person comes to a law firm, most times it is about how much money do you have for this work. And most women who would come, […]

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  • Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

    Akullo Betty on the church and gender issues induced unemployment

    Our chief guest (Mr. Alex B. Okello, Permanent Secretary of the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, Office of the President and Member of the CPAR Uganda Board of Directors), I remember when he used to work with the Uganda Human Rights Commission, they interviewed me, and I lost the job. Why did I lose the […]

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  • Gender-Based Violence Thrives on Myths

    Gender-Based Violence Thrives on Myths

    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 […]

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  • “It is Because of Mummy”

    “It is Because of Mummy”

    “It is because of mummy.” This is one of the most common words spoken not only by many children in rural areas, but also those in urban areas of Uganda. Gender issues have made some women to become bread winners in their respective households, despite tradition and religion acknowledging men as the bread winners. Some […]

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  • The President of Mothers’ Union and Gender Issues

    The President of Mothers’ Union and Gender Issues

    Personally, I have been thinking that because issues of women are not well handled by traditional leaders and political leaders, it made women to resort to the Church. In fact, women are the majority in church congregations in my home area. But the role play that was acted as part of our training has made […]

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  • The Woman in Me

    The Woman in Me

    Adongo is a poor rural woman who lives in Alebtong District. Early every morning, she wakes up at 5:00 a.m. with her children to dig in their family garden rich with beans, cassava, abuga, and boyo. She does so in order to provide food for her family. Her dominant husband always comes around to supervise […]

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  • Women, Land, Credit and Gender Issues

    Women, Land, Credit and Gender Issues

    One of the symptoms of negative gender issues is when, in the bid to fulfill her duty to submit to her husband, a woman seeks consent from him to use land as security to get credit. When she does and he grants her the permission to do so, she will likely have to bring back […]

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