Women Economic Empowerment

I used to think that all men under-value women, especially their role/contribution in economic development. That was until the day I had a chat with the Chairperson Local council five (LC5) of Packwach District, Mr. Omito Robert Steen, where he said, “Some people might say I have all the reasons to...
28/08/2018. Kampala, Uganda –Oxfam and partner Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has today launched a report showing the ways in which the unpaid care and domestic workload on women keeps them poor and perpetuates inequality over generations. According to the report, women spend 8hours daily on...
This position paper summarises the key findings and arguments and makes recommendations on ways in which policy makers and influencers can contribute to the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid domestic and carework for a better economy for all Ugandans.
This report examines the distribution of unpaid care and domestic work in households in the Ugandan districts of Kaabong, Kabale and Kampala. It seeks to understand the connection between social norms and the gendered division of work, including how much time women, men, boys and girls spend on...
Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewelry-making group. Forced from their homes after three years of brutal civil war in South Sudan, more than a million people are starting again as refugees in resettlement areas in Uganda...
Transforming Care After Conflict How gendered care relations are being redefined in northern Uganda
Northern Uganda has suffered from chronic food shortages and high levels of poverty, political insecurity and adverse environmental conditions. Women can be particularly disadvantaged, constrained by a lack of access to and control over resources, patriarchal exploitation, and harmful social norms...
Gender norms and stereotypes constrain the opportunities for both women and men. According to World Bank gender overview, gender inequality has put females at a disadvantage with women facing legal and social barriers that prevent them from owning or inheriting assets, and accessing credit. In most...
Frances Adong is a social entrepreneur, a change-maker acknowledged and respected by the community. For nearly a decade, Adong has been actively engaged in the Government of Uganda’s sub-district planning process as a citizen leader through Citizen Parliaments, also known as neighborhood assemblies...
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