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Title: The impact of girl child education on women empowerment in decision making within the household: a case of Bungokho Sub - County, Mbale District
Authors: Birike, Farida
Keywords: Girl child education
Women empowerment
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of girl child education on women empowerment in decision making within the household of Bungokho sub-county, Mbale district. The Specific Objectives: were finding out the effects of girl Child education on women empowerment in decision making within the household of Bungokho sub-county, Mbale district, examining the challenges facing the girl child education on women empowerment in decision making within the household of Bungol~ho sub — county, Mbale district and establishing the possible solutions to challenges facing the girl child education on women empowerment in decision making within the household of Bungokho sub — county, Mbale district. The findings of the study revealed that the role of formal education in modern society is not only its contribution to the individual social mobility, but to the economic growth of nations as well. The possession and use of formal education can improve the quality of life. Many aspect of life can be changed merely by the use of available knowledge, which can be provided through formal education. Formal education provides the channel not only to better socio-economic status, but also to social mobility in the broader sense. The conclusions of the data collected through participant observation, in-depth personal with parents, married males and females, school pupils, key informants and focus group discussions with councils of elders, community and rural leaders, local government officials, local heath post workers, primary school teachers and victims of early marriage involving both boys and girls in the area of study. However, girls are married off earlier than boys because they no longer socially categorized them as children. The local people belief that girls need fewer years to prepare for marriage as their duties are confined to childbearing and domestic roles. Accordingly, marriage before the age of 14 is the norm for girls. Currently, the average age at first marriage for the daughter’s generation is getting down to 8 years compared to their mother’s generation which was Il years. This entails that the trend towards early marriage is now getting and becoming more common than ever before in the studied community. Recommendations From the findings of the study, it is evident that girl child suffers discrimination from both the parents and the teachers. It is therefore recommended that the parent~ should stop discriminating against the girl child.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in development studies of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4895
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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