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Title: Women emancipation and community development in Buliisa sub-county, Buliisa district.
Authors: Clare, Atugonza
Keywords: Women emancipation
Community development
Buliisa district
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The World Bank defines community development (CD) as programmes which “operates on the principles of local empowerment, participatory governance, demand-responsiveness, administrative autonomy, greater downward accountability, and enhanced local capacity. ‘In practice, donors often provide direct funds to village development associations, for them to distribute among projects suggested and managed by community members. Poor and marginalized people such as women have often been viewed as target of poverty reduction efforts cemea, Michael. (2008). Community development approach turn this perception on its head and treat people like women and their institutions as assets and partners in search for sustainable solutions to development challenges. The objectives of the study were to; determine the relationship between women emancipation and community development, challenges facing women emancipation and community development and solutions to above challenges facing women emancipation in Buliisa district. The study used cross-sectional research design. Having a target population of 150 respondents arid sample size of 120 respondents to be sampled by use of simple random technique. The researcher found out that there is a relationship between on women emancipation and community developments. It was found out that it leads to increase number of girls in the schools and some funds have to be used to construct health care facilities that help women. Women’s involvement should be highly visible due to the great influence of community development that has opened the chances of women to participate in planning, executing their duties and acted as the voice to the voiceless among women. Women are required to actively in mobilizing resources, clean-up of project areas, and providing food and so on. There is a need to look beyond the project as a name and build equal partnership between all stakeholders, especially between community groups and local government. Local government have capacity to improve provision for sanitation and hygiene by drawing only on their own resources and has to work hard in hand with communities to extend the development projective equitably.
Description: A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for award of Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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