EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ON GIRL CHILD

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ABSTRACT

The study investigated FGM and girl child education in Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda. The main reason of the study was to establish the effect of FGM on Girl child education and how it can be eliminated to improve the enrollment of the girl child in schools. The study mainly targeted those who are mutilated. Questionnaires (self administrated questionnaires); in depth interview methods were used to get the required information in which 100 respondents were interviewed in the whole study. Primary and secondary data sources were used to analyze and present the data in respective ways. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods were used. The research study was descriptive in nature.

The greatest number of respondents was females with the percentages of 70%; the dominant age group was adults (20.0%), 40% of the population dropped out of primary, 20% of the respondents were married. The study findings revealed that existence of high rates of mutilation or poor methods of mutilation due to low levels of education has led to high school drop ours especially the girl child in a sense that they face a lot of humiliations, injuries forced marriages (early marriages, therefore with such in place education (girl child education) in the area has become a myth (dream).

The study concludes that governments, development partners and other stakeholders should take an extensive role- in thorough sensitization of the local Sabiny community on the essence of eliminating their barbaric practice of FGM and try to embrace girl child education through discouraging early marriage which are seen as sources of dowry and spell out girl child contribution to the improved and quality community standards which will lead to both local and national development. The study recommends that Bukwo District (through district community development officers and other units) should engage in support of the parents in spectrum of activities. FGM for instance under taking sensitization of parents on education promotion of girl child and their security, establishment of education demonstration sites and among others. The research recommends further research to be carried out on FGM and individual daily activities in Suam Sub County Bukwo District Eastern Uganda.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION.. i

APPROVAL.. ii

DEDICATION.. iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. iv

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS. v

ABSTRACT. ix

CHAPTER ONE.. 1

Introduction. 1

1.1 Background of the Study. 1

1.2. Statement of the problem.. 5

1.3, Specific objectives of the study. 5

1.4 General objectives of the study. 6

1.4 Research questions. 6

1. Scope of the Study. 6

1.5.1. Geographical scope. 6

1.5.2. Time scope. 6

1.5.3. Context of the study. 7

1.6. Significance of the study. 7

1.7. The conceptual framework. 8

1.7.1 Definition of key terms. 8

CHAPTER TWO.. 10

LITERATURE REVIEW... 10

2.0 Introduction. 10

2.1 Theoretical Framework. 10

2.1. 1.Cultural relativism and ethical relativism theories. 10

2.2. Prevalence of FGM... 12

2.3.0 Associated effects of female genital mutilation. 13

2.3.1 (REACH) program in Uganda. 14

2.3.2 Law enforcement against FGM. 15

 

CHAPTER THREE.. 16

METHODOLOGY.. 16

3.0. Introduction. 16

3.1. Research Design. 16

3.2. Study population. 16

3.3. Area of study. 16

3.5. Data collection methods. 16

3.5.1. Primary sources. 16

3.5.1.1 Focused group discussion; 17

3.5.1.2 Self Administered Questionnaires. 17

3.5.2. Secondary Sources. 17

3.6. Data analysis. 17

3.7. Ethical consideration. 18

3.8. Possible limitations of the study. 18

3.9 possible solutions to the above problems. 18

 

CHAPTER FOUR.. 20

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS. 20

4.1. Introduction. 20

4.2. Demographic characteristics of respondents. 20

4.3. Causes of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 24

4.4 Effects of Female Genital Mutilation on Girl Child Education in Suam Sub County. 25

4.4. Solutions to reduce the effects of FGM on girl child education in Suam sub county. 27

 

CHAPTER FIVE.. 30

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 30

5.1. Summary of findings. 30

5.2. Conclusion. 31

5.3. Recommendations. 32

5.4. Suggested area of further studies. 32

REFERENCES. 33

APPENDICES. 35

Appendix A: Questionnaires. 35

Appendix B: Interview guide. 40

Appendix C: Budget 41

Appendix D: Time frame. 42


 

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Nile computer, R (2019). EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ON GIRL CHILD. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 20, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-female-genital-mutilation-on-girl-child

MLA 8th

Research, Nile computer. "EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ON GIRL CHILD" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 08 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-female-genital-mutilation-on-girl-child . Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.

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Research, Nile computer. "EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ON GIRL CHILD". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 08 Jul. 2019. Web. 20 Oct. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-female-genital-mutilation-on-girl-child >.

Chicago

Research, Nile computer. "EFFECTS OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ON GIRL CHILD" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed October 20, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/effects-of-female-genital-mutilation-on-girl-child