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Title:Subordination and exploitation of girls and women in Uganda: who is absconding their responsibility?
Authors:Kasente, DeborahISNI
Busingye, Winifred
Mugarura, Edward
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:gender inequality
women's rights
social and economic rights
access to education
Abstract:Between 2008 and 2012 a longitudinal study and several gender-based studies were conducted in seven districts of rural Uganda to explore the linkages between gender, age, social institutions, geographic location and the subordination and exploitation of women (SEW). Three categories of women were distinguished: school-going girls (school drop-outs), adult women (low participation in decision-making, even where it concerns water supply), and entrepreneur women (economic dependence on men). The authors demonstrate that within the larger community of women, young and adolescent girls were the most vulnerable to subordination and sexual exploitation, while married women, especially those located in remote rural areas, were disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation and discrimination. The authors recommend that all duty bearers, including parents, civil society players and the state, must pay special attention to break the cycle of SEW. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]