Women emancipation and participation in elective politics in Uganda. ‘a case study of Kampala District’

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
The study focused on women emancipation and their participation in elective politics in Kampala district. The apparent invisibility of women in politics is a worldwide phenomenon; and so there is no much difference in case of Uganda. Despite concerted efforts by the organizations and in the country championing for women’s emancipation and their participation in elective politics in Uganda, substantial changes have not been realized concerning women’s emancipation and their participation as far as taking up top and strategic political offices is concerned. This study is interested in explaining why there is still low women emancipation and their participation in elective politics and why they have not had a visible positive impact on the quality of performance of women at the legislative and national level. The study was guided by three objectives: To establish the Positions occupied by women in elective politics as candidates and voters in Kampala district. To demonstrate the level of women participation and strategies undertaken in elective politics. To identify possible challenges faced by women in elective politics in Kampala. The study found out that most of the positions are simply reserved for men by law implying that few women are in position to compete head on with men in several elective positions. The study recommended that various barriers and challenges limiting women’s participation in Kampala politics should be overcome through women empowerment programmes. It also recommended that both women and men should enjoy the same rights, even in the area of political leadership both men and women should be given similar favorable terms and conditions which are generally accepted by society, women themselves should take a step to fight inferiority complex and lack of unity among themselves since it is one of the other leading barriers and challenge that confines women from effectively participating in elective politics in the study area. Furthermore, the perception among
A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration of Kampala International University
Women emancipation and participation, Elective politics