Women empowerment and poverty eradication in central Uganda case study: Katabi sub-county, Wakiso district

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Social Sciences
This research dissertation is about the study of women empowerment towards poverty eradication in Katabi sub-county, Wakiso district in the three villages of Kitubulu, Lunyo and Katabi. The researcher was motivated to carry out this study basing on the significant changes being experienced by women in the social, economic and political spheres of life as a result of being empowered. The main objective of the study was to critically analyze the importance of empowerment towards effective poverty eradication among the women. To carry out the study, respondents were got through multi-stage cluster, systematic and purposive sampling. Data was collected through focus group discussions and the use of structured and in depth interviews. Basically the study was based on the conceptual themes of study which included economic empowerment, socio cultural empowerment and political empowerment as shown by the conceptual frame work. The findings of the study were presented in form of tables and percentages worked out and totals given. The interpretations of the findings are given below after each table. Lastly, conclusions, summaries and recommendations to the study are drawn. Summaries are drawn basing on the findings of each theme of study. Under economic, empowerment, economic opportunities have been availed to women, socio - culturally women have gained access to social facilities and political. They have been empowered to serve the nation. Conclusions are based on the results of the empowerment initiative in these areas as a result of being empowered; women's lives have greatly been improved leading to reduced poverty levels with NGOs taking the most initiatives. Recommendations are given basing on the loop holes still existing in the empowerment of women. These include continued sensitization, eradication of cultural rigidities, developing effective network and coordination of efforts between different stakeholders among others.
A research dissertation submitted to The Faculty of Social Sciences, in partial fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
poverty eradication, Women empowerment