Gender Inequality In Uganda

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Some scholars argue that economic hardships and uncertainty contribute to women’s involvement in politics and labor force which reduces patriarchal roles in the society as women have to get involved to find ways to support themselves and their families (Mikell, 1995, Florence Wakoko and Linda Lobao, 1999). Uganda’s economy has gone through economic turmoil over the years that have left many people poor. Between 1962 and 1986 Uganda’s per capita GDP fell over by 40 percent (Dan Ottoemoler, 1999).

Some scholars emphasize the role international organizations like the UN, Women in Development (WID) and the World Bank policies which have made gender equality and empowerment a precondition for funding development projects. International efforts to call for attention to gender issues like the 2000 UN Millennium Summit in which 189 member states of the United Nations made a commitment
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Gender inequalities constrain the fight against poverty and the entire wellbeing of the society. In 1995, Rwanda adopted the Beijing Platform of Action and undertook

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