Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights

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Contents

DECLERATION

CERTIFICATION

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ii

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

LIST OF ABREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS v

EXECUTIVE SUMMERY vii

CHAPTER ONE

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1

1 .0. Introduction 1

1 .1. Background of the study 1

1 .2. Problem statement 4

1.3. Purpose of the study 5

1 .4 Objectives of thee study~ 5

1 .5. Research questions~ 5

1.6.0. Scope of the study~ 5

1 .6. 1 .Contentscope~ 5

1 .6.2. Geographical scope 6

1.6.3. Time scope 6

1 .7. Significance of the study~ 6

1 .8. Conceptual framework 7

1.9. Operational definition of the key terms 8

CHAPTER TWO 9

LITERETURE REVIEW 9

2.0. Introduction 9

2.1. Legal and policy framework in Uganda 9

2.1 .1 Legal Framework 9

2.1.2 Policy Framework 10

2.2. Cultural practices that promote the rights of girls and women 11

2.3. Cultural practices that violate girls and women’s rights~ 12

2.4. Measures against harmful cultural practices on women’s rights 16

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CHAPTER THREE .19

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19

3.0 Introduction 19

3.1 Research Design 19

3.2 Study population and Sample Size 19

3.3 Sampling techniques 20

3.4 Research procedure 20

3.5 Data collection instruments 20

3.5.1 Questionnaires 20

3.5.2 Interview guide 20

3.5.3 Others 20

3.6 Ethical considerations 21

3.7 Data analysis 21

CHAPTER FOUR 22

DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF THE STUDY FINDINGS.22

4.0. Introduction 22

4.1 Background information 22

4. 1 . I Category of respondents 22

4.1.2 Respondents by gender 23

4.1.3. Respondents by highest education achieved 24

4.2. The cultural practices that violate the rights of girls and women 24

4.3. The cultural practices that promote the rights of girls and women 25

4.4. What measures can be adopted for improving and promoting the rights of girl child and ~~men in

Ngora sub-county, Ngora ci istrict 26

CHAPTER FIVE 27

DISCUSSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY 27

5.0 Itroduction 27

5.1. cultural practices that violate the rights of girls and women 27

5. I .1 cultural practices that promote the rights of girls and women in Ngora sub—county 28

5.1.2 measures that can be adopted for improving and promoting the rights of girls and women in Ngora

sub-county 29

5.2. Conclusion 29

5.3. Recommendations 30

CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUND OF STUDY 1.0. Introduction. The chapter contains the background, purpose of the study, problem statement, and research objectives. and research questions, scope of the study. and significance and conceptual framework. 1.1. Background of the study Women~s rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for women’s rights movements in the 19th century and feminist movement during the 20th century. In some countries these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, Local custom, and behavior, where as in others they are ignored and suppressed. They differ from Border notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favor of men and boys. The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda under the National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, and some of the articles stipulates as follows: Objective Xl (i): ‘The State shall give the highest priority to the enactment of legislation ~stab1ishing measures that protect and enhance the right of the people to equal opportunities in development”. Objective XIV (b): “All Ugandans shall enjoy rights and opportunities and access to education, ~ealth services, clean and safe water, work, decent shelter. adequate clothing, food security and Dension and retirement benefits”. Chapter four of the Constitution provides for the protection and promotion of fundamental human rights and freedoms. In particular, the Constitution enjoins the State to take affirmative ~action in favor of marginalized groups, protect the unique and natural maternal function of

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OKWENY, E (2022). Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-cultural-practices-in-the-promotion-of-girls-and-women-s-rights

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OKWENY, EMMANUEL "Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights" Afribary. Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-cultural-practices-in-the-promotion-of-girls-and-women-s-rights. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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OKWENY, EMMANUEL . "Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights". Afribary, Afribary, 22 Aug. 2022. Web. 30 Jan. 2023. < https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-cultural-practices-in-the-promotion-of-girls-and-women-s-rights >.

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OKWENY, EMMANUEL . "Influence of Cultural Practices in the Promotion of Girls and Women’s Rights" Afribary (2022). Accessed January 30, 2023. https://afribary.com/works/influence-of-cultural-practices-in-the-promotion-of-girls-and-women-s-rights