Examining Gender Inequalities In Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda

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ABSTRACT

The study examined gender inequalities in the health sector, case study of Kumi hospital Ongino

Sub County, Kumi district. The specific objectives were to fmd out gender inequality

manifestations, to investigate the causes of gender inequalities, to assess the effects of gender

inequalities among health workers of Kumi hospital and to establish the available mechanisms to

promote gender equality among health workers ofKumi hospital, Kumi district.

The study involved 30 female and 36 male. A total of 66 respondents were selected where by key

informant guide was administered, set of questionnaire was generated and administered too and

the focus group discussion tools which helped to collected the necessary information about this

study.

Chapter two consisted of the literature review, these are documents written by other authors that

the researcher reviewed. ·

Chapter three explains the research methodology employed in this research. The study used

across sectional survey design and employed both qualitative and quantitative research

approaches for data collection, presentation and analysis. The instruments used for data

collection include Key informant interview, guide, focus group discussion guide, and

questionnaire.

The findings and conclusions highlight and revealed the causes of gender inequality which

included; the education level, gender roles, preference of one sex for a specific department,

inferiority complex. Effects included; poverty, reduced labor force in some departments, low

performance, stigmatization, conflicts, and staff demoralization and available mechanisms to

promote gender equality were affirmative action, women empowerment

The recommendations made focus on the health sector providing a staff development and

mentoring for female staff in order to better them to compete for higher management jobs and

the government needs to develop gender policies, strategy, implementation and guidelines for the.

health sector. This would help health employees to know their rights while at work.

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APA

KOKAS, O (2021). Examining Gender Inequalities In Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/examining-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-case-study-kumi-hospital-kumi-district-eastern-uganda

MLA 8th

KOKAS, OJEPA "Examining Gender Inequalities In Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/examining-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-case-study-kumi-hospital-kumi-district-eastern-uganda. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

MLA7

KOKAS, OJEPA . "Examining Gender Inequalities In Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 27 Sep. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/examining-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-case-study-kumi-hospital-kumi-district-eastern-uganda >.

Chicago

KOKAS, OJEPA . "Examining Gender Inequalities In Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 27, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/examining-gender-inequalities-in-community-development-case-study-kumi-hospital-kumi-district-eastern-uganda