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Title: Impacts of gender - based violence on the girl child education in Bwera Sub County, Kasese District, and Western Uganda
Authors: Bwambale, Nato
Keywords: Gender - based violence
Girl child education
Bwera Sub County
Kasese District
Western Uganda
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The research investigated on impacts of GBV on girl child Education in Bwera relationships between GBV and girls’ child Education in Bwera Sub County Kasese district. The study used a case study research design to get an estimation of the respondents’ views in regard to the objectives of the study. The target was selected people in Kasese district putting much focus on Bwera Sub County. The study therefore used a sample of 80 respondents from a target population of 100 respondents. It employed a purposive sampling to avoid bias in data presentation. This study used both primary and secondary sources which all involved data from the field and literature already written by other authors. Due to limited time, the researcher used questionnaires (respondent’s fill- in what they knew about the topic in regard with the formulated questions) and interviews (face to face narration). After data collection, it was ethically analyzed by use of frequency tables and percentages. The findings revealed that males participated less in the study with a percentage of 44% and 56% for females respectively, respondents of bracket age 30-39 and 40-49 participated more with 31%, most respondents completed certificate and Diploma. The findings also revealed that majority of the respondents had a working experience of 1-5 years that is 50% responses therefore it implied that the survey was carried out from the most experienced respondents. The findings depicted that most of the respondents knew thai there were effects of GBV on girl child school enrolment with a percentage of 65% further it revealed that it undermines the social, economic, psychological, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of the girl child with a percentage of 38% responses,56% of the respondents’ responses implies that there are strategies to curb GBV and 62% mentioned UPE and USE as the most applicable strategies. Objective two analyzed effects of GBV on the girl child performance in schools. The study revealed that 76% of the respondents agreed that there are impacts and majority with a percentage of 28% said it undermines the social and economic development of girls and women, increased illiteracy levels among girls (25%), encourage development of policies (25%), creation of opportunities for studies (22%). The study revealed that most of the respondents believed in the promotion of girl right to education with a percentage of 86% who revealed the importance of educating girl children, improves on how girls attain responsibilities in homes (34%), shapes the ability of a girl to acquire formal knowledge and skills (3 1%), reduces on the high rates of dependencies (19%) and 13% mentioned that it promotes awareness in girls about their life styles. Elimination ways like formulation of clubs in schools, involvement of girl children as central players, enacting strict laws in favor of girl children can be adopted to overcome challenges. The study therefore concluded that the impacts of GBV like increased illiteracy levels among girls, undermined social and economic development of girls and women, creation of opportunities for studies and encouraged development of policies have increased gender inequality. Therefore the study recommended gender issues be mainstreamed throughout the education system, girls education clubs be introduced in schools so as girls can reach out to fellow pupils and students and awareness raising and sensitization should be embarked on to target the entire school population. Hence further research is recommended on how GBV constraints the realization of the right to education, relationship between SRGBV and women’s levels of literacy and the relationship between people’s awareness for importance of educating girls and women in their social and economic development.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelors Degree In Development Studies of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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