Uganda <ul><li>Uganda is a 236,580 sq km developing country in Central Eastern Africa.
With a population of 21.3 million. </li><ul><li>(www.us-africa.tripod.com) </li></ul></ul>
Women in Uganda <ul><li>Women particularly poor women have little to no voice in decision-making.
Women’s roles were clearly inferior to those of men, despite the substantial economic and social responsibilities of women in Uganda’s many traditional societies.
Women were taught to agree with the wishes of their fathers, brothers, husbands, and sometimes other men as well, and to demonstrate their inferiority to men in most areas of public life. Even in the 1980's some women would kneel when speaking to a man.
Women in Uganda cont. <ul><li>Polygynous marriage practices, have reinforced some aspects of male dominance.
On the contrary, a man sometimes granted his senior wife “male” status, allowing her to behave as an equal toward men and as a superior toward his other wives.
In 1960, the Uganda Council of Women passed a resolution urging the laws regarding marriage. This was the first step toward codifying customary and modern practices.
In the 1970's and early 1980's, the violence that swept Uganda inflicted a particularly heavy toll on women. However, the disruption of family life open new avenues for economic independence. The number of women employed in commerce increased during this time.
References <ul><li>Uganda: Women in Society. (n.d.). Retrieved June 6, 2009, from </li><ul><li>http://country studies.us/uganda/34.htm </li></ul><li>Uganda. (n.d). Retrieved June 6, 2009 from: </li><ul><li>http://us-africa.tripod.com/uganda.html </li></ul></ul>