Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda.

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more

ABSTRACT

This research deals with female genital mutilation and its relationship on the girl child education

in Suam sub-county, Bukwo District. Mutilation is done as a way of maintaining culture in some societies, crossing over to a different age/set group and woman hood too. Some countries like Somalia and Sudan do it for public recognition. However, female genital mutilation/cutting

(FGM!C) has been outlawed in many countries Uganda inclusive because of its associated evils

towards girl children and women’s education in school.

The purpose and objective of the research is to determine whether there is a relationship between

female genital mutilation and education of girls. FGMIC is practiced for medical or non-medical

reasons. Some countries like Egypt would legalize it to the extent of doing it in a barber’s saloon

not until one young girl died as a result. This then caused absolute abolition of FGMJC in Egypt. On average, 36% of girls aged 15-19 have been cut compared to an estimate of 53% of women who are aged 45-49. The types of mutilations have different percentages altogether the highest being excision with 78%, clitoridectomy 10%, infibulations 10% and other unclassified ones

account for less than 2%. FGM/C is measured in terms of the number of those who have undergone the practice, those who

are yet to undergo (those at risk) and those who do not want to undergo the practice whereas Girl

and women education is measured in terms of the level of education before and after one undergoes the practice. A design used is the descriptive research design was used to collect data on the relationship between FGM and the girl child education, reasons why it is practiced and

effects of FGM on education of girls in school.

It could be inferred that female genital mutilation is strongly associated to the low levels of girls

and women’s education in the areas of study. In deduction from the selected areas of study in

that after the practice it was found out during the research that most female girls drop out of school due to the effect of low self-esteem, shame inadequate finances due to over spending

during the FGM, forced marriages and advanced effects of mutilation like over bleeding can sometimes claim the life of the victim and thus need to put forth measures to stop the act like NGOs sensitization programs, passing anti FGM laws by the government, arresting those who promote the act among others so as to safeguard the life of the female girls in the region and globally as far as the Education of the girl child is concerned.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST TABLES viii

LIST OF FIGURES ix

LIST OF ABREVIATIONS AND SYNONIMS x

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1

1.0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background of the Study 1

1.2 Statement of the problem 3

1.3 Purpose of the study 4

1.4 Objectives of the study 4

1.5 Research questions 4

1.6 Scope of the study 4

1.7 Significance of the study 4

1.8 The conceptual frame work 6

CHAPTER TWO 7

LITERATURE REVIEW 7

2.1. Introduction 7

2.1. Related literature 7

V

2.2 Rationale on Female Genital Mutilation 8

2.3 Associated impacts of Female Genital Mutilation on girl children 8

CHAPTER THREE 12

METHODOLOGY 12

3.0 Introduction 12

3.1 Research Design 12

3.2Areaofstudy 12

3.3 Population 12

3.3.1 Target population 13

3.4 Time scope 13

3.5 Sampling procedure 13

3.6 Sample Size 13

3.7 Tools of data collection 13

3.8 Data collection methods and instruments 14

3.9 Instruments 14

3.10 Data interpretation and conclusion 14

CHAPTER FOUR 15

DATA ANALYSIS, INTERPRETATION AND PRESENTATION 15

4.0. Introduction 15

4.1 Current status on female genital mutilation 15

4.2 Demographic characteristics 17

4.3 Why FGMIC is practiced 20

4.3.1 Type I (excision) also called sunna circumcision 21

4.3.2 Type II —Clitoridectomy 22

4.3.3 Type III — infibulations 22

vi

4.3.4 Type IV — Unclassified;.23

4.4 Effects of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) 28

4.5 Remedies on FGMJC 32

CHAPTER FIVE 34

SUMMARY DISCUSSION, CONLUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 34

5.0 Introduction 34

5.1 Summary discussions 34

5.2 Conclusion 36

5.3 Recommendations 37

REFERENCES 38

APPENDICES 40

Appendix I: Questionnaire 40

Appendix II: Budget 43

Appendix III: Timeframe 44

Subscribe to access this work and thousands more
Save
Overall Rating

0

5 Star
(0)
4 Star
(0)
3 Star
(0)
2 Star
(0)
1 Star
(0)
APA

Research, S. (2022). Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda-2

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 21 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda-2. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 21 Aug. 2022. Web. 24 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda-2 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "Relationship Between Female Genital Mutilation And The Academic Performance Ofthe Girl Child, Case Study In Suam Sub County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed September 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/relationship-between-female-genital-mutilation-and-the-academic-performance-ofthe-girl-child-case-study-in-suam-sub-county-bukwo-district-eastern-uganda-2