Female genital mutilation and girl child education in Suam Sub – County Bukwo District- Eastern Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study investigated FGM and girl child education in Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda. The main reason of the study was. to establish the effect of FGM on Girl child education and how it can be eliminated to improve the enrollment of the girl child in schools. The study mainly targeted those wl~o are mutilated.. Questionnaires (self administrated questionnaires); in, depth interview methods were used to get the required information in which 100 respondents were interviewed in the whole study. Primary and secondary data sources were used to analyze and present the data in respective ways. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods were used. The research study was descriptive in nature. The greatest number of respondents was females with the percentages of 70%; the dominant age group was adults (20.0%), 40% of the population dropped out of primary, 20% of the respondents were married. The study findings revealed that existence of high rates of mutilation or poor methods of mutilation due to low levels of education has led to high school drop ours especially the girl child in a sense that they face a lot of hmniliations~ injuries forced marriages (early marriages, therefore with such in place education (girl child education) in the area has become a myth (dream). The study concludes that govemments~ development partners and other stakehoiders should take an extensive role- in thorough sensitization of the local Sabiny community on the essence of eliminating their barbaric practice of FGM and try to embrace girl child education through discouraging early marriage which are seen as sources. of dowry and spell out girl child contribution to the improved and quality community standards which was lead to both. local, and national development The. study recommends that Bukwo District (through district community development officers and other units) should engage in support of the parents in spectrum of activities. FGM for instance under taking sensitization of parents on education promotion of girl child and their security, establishment of education demonstration sites and among others. The research recommends further research to be carried out on FGM and individual daily activities in Suam Sub County Bukwo District Eastern Uganda.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelors Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Female genital mutilation, Girl child education, Suam Sub – County, Bukwo District, Eastern Uganda