An Appraisal Of The Existing Legal Framework On The Right To Education And Its Violations On Rural Women: A Case Study Of Soroti District.

ABSTRACT

The right to education as enslu·ined in chapter four of the constitution is one of the fundamental human rights. It therefore follows that such a right is inalienable. The notion is premised on the key roles that these rights play in the life of a human being without which life is antagonized. It is therefore conceivable that any act that has the effect of alienating the right to education amounts to an abuse of the right and the victim is entitled to an adequate remedy. It's also true that these violations vary in degree, jurisdiction, sex, race among others. This study is set to look at the implications of the violation of the right to education of rural women in Uganda given its impact on women in Uganda. Finally the study entails the way forward to ensure the proper enjoyment of the right by rural women in Uganda.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ........................................................................ ··································································'

DEDICATION ............................................................................................................................................. ii

APPROVAL BY SUPERVISOR ................................................................................................................ iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ........................................................................................................................... iv

ABSTRACT .................................................................................................................................................. v

LIST OF STATUTES .................................................................................................................................. vi

LIST OF CASES ....................................................................................................................................... vii

LIST OF ACCRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS ................................................................................ viii

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................. ix

CHAPTER ONE ......................................................................................................................................... I

RESEARCH PROPOSAL .......................................................................................................................... I

RESEARCH TOPIC ................................................................................................................................... !

An appraisal of the existing legal framework on the right to Education and its violations on rural women:

A case study of Soroti district. ...................................................................................................................... I

1.0 Background ........................................................................................................................................... I

1.1 Introduction of the study ......................................................................................................................... 2

1.2 Statement of the problem ........................................................................................................................ 3

1.3. Purpose of the study ............................................................................................................................ 7

1.4. Research objectives ............................................................................................................................... 7

1.5 Assun1ptions ............................................................................................................................................ 7

1.6 Research questions .................................................................................................................................. 8

I. 7. Scope of the study .................................................................................................................................. 8

1.8. Literature Review ................................................................................................................................... 9

1.9. Research methodology ......................................................................................................................... 15

1.10. Chapter synopsis ................................................................................................... , ........................... 18

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CHAPTER TWO .......................................................................... .

2.0 IMPACT OF EDUCATION ON A RURAL WOMAN: ....... .

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2.1 INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................. 19

2.2 Women education and health ................................................................................................................ 21

2.3 Women education, employment and income generation ...................................................................... 23

2.4. Women education, gender equality and empowerment. ...................................................................... 25

2.5. Women education and decision making in public arena ...................................................................... 26

2.6 Women education as a vaccine against primitive cultural values in society ........................................ 28

2.7 Women education and control over early and forced marriages ........................................................... 28

2.8 Women education and domestic violence ............................................................................................. 29

2.9 Won1en education and divorces ............................................................................................................ 29

CHAPTER THREE .................................................................................................................................. 30

3.0 BARRIERS TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION BY RURAL

WOMEN IN UGANDA: ........................................................................................................................... 30

3.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 30

3.2 Poverty .................................................................................................................................................. 30

3.3 Lack of adequate access to institutions of leaming ............................................................................... 31

3.4 Early and forced marriages ................................................................................................................... 31

3.5 Cultural and social factors ..................................................................................................................... 32

3.6. BIG AND EXTENDED FAMILIES ................................................................................................... 32

3.7 Limited schools ..................................................................................................................................... 32

3.8 Child labor/domestic labor ................................................................................................................... 33

3.9 Long distances ..................................................................................................... : ............................... 33

3.10 Competitions from urban schools ....................................................................................................... 33

3.11 The genetic development of girls ........................................................................................................ 34

3.12 Lack of encouragen1ent. ...................................................................................................................... 34

3.13 Violence against girls in schools ........ .' ................................................................................................ 35

3.14 Conclusion .......................................................................................................................................... 35

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CHAPTER FOUR .................................................................................................................................... 36

4.0 IMPLICATIONS OF THE VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION TO RURAL

WOMEN IN UGANDA ........................................................................................................................... 36

4.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 36

4.2 Poverty .................................................................................................................................................. 36

4.3 Poor standards of living ........................................................................................................................ 37

4.4 Over dependency .................................................................................................................................. 37

4.5 Gender Inequality .................................................................................................................................. 37

4.6 Impaired Children ................................................................................................................................. 37

4.7 Little or no participation in decision making ........................................................................................ 38

4. 8 Early marriages .................................................................................................................................... 38

4.9 Rural urban migrations ......................................................................................................................... 38

4.10 Exploitation especially by politicians ................................................................................................. 39

4.11 Rural urban migration ......................................................................................................................... 39

4.12 Exploitation especially by politicians ................................................................................................. 39

4.13 Alcoholism .......................................................................................................................................... 39

4.14 Over population .................................................................................................................................. 40

4.15 Deprivation of property ....................................................................................................................... 40

4.16 Little or no divorces ............................................................................................................................ 41

4.17 Food security ....................................................................................................................................... 4!

4.18 Conclusion .......................................................................................................................................... 41

CHAPTER FIVE ...................................................................................................................................... 43

5.0 WAY FORWARD FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT TO

EDUCATION BY RURAL WOMEN IN UGANDA ............................................................................. 43

5.1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................ 43

5.2 Educational loans to curb poverty ......................................................................................................... 44

· 5.3 Provision of sanitary tnaterials .............................................................................................................. 45

5.4 Family planning .................................................................................................................................... 45

5.5 Enforcement to curb early marriages and pregnancies, child labor ..................................................... .46

5.6 Education to parents' and girls on importance of education ................................................................ .46

5.7 Quota system should be changed to capture the rural population ........................................................ 46

5.8 Education policy should incorporate female teachers in schools ........................................................ .47

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5.9 Increase in budget allocations ............................................................................................................. 47

5.10 NelVOrk access to schools ................................................................................................................. 47

5.11 Subsidies on rural private schools ....................................................................................................... 48

5.12 Enforcement to curb child labor should be decentralized ................................................................... 48

5.13 Training of teachers ............................................................................................................................ 48

5.14 Regular inspection of schools to curb vices ........................................................................................ 48

5.15 Enactment of a new law a key to the occupational safety and health act. ......................................... .49

5.16 Re-admission of early mothers ........................................................................................................... 49

5.17 Vocational institutions to curb competition from urban schools . ....................................................... 49

5.18 Cooperative societies should be introduced to curb poverty .............................................................. 50

5.19 Scientific methods offarming ............................................................................................................. 50

5.20 Conclusion .......................................................................................................................................... 51

REFERENCES ........................................................................................................................................... 5

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