Gender, development and property rights in Uganda: proposed re-envisioning policies. Case study: Makindye Division.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The question of violation of human rights in Uganda is very crucial and demands a lot of attention for every Ugandan. Perpetual suffering of our fellow Ugandan demands an immediate attention especially women who are the mothers of the nation and whose rights are highly violated. This can be achieved through the mass media which can increase the participation and access of women to expression and decision making, through conferences where stakeholders can advocate for incorporation of women and gender concerns in the sub-regional initiatives, researches which create and strengthen national machinery’s and other governmental bodies. Uganda ratified the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, I 979(CEDAW) in July 1995, without any reservations. Being a signatory to this treaty .The instrument calls for dignity and equality between man and women. The obligations to eliminate discrimination have been restated in article 21 of the Ugandan constitution, which provides for equality of persons and freedom from discrimination. The government of Uganda introduced and adopted a national action plan on women in December 1999.The goal of the national action plan is to achieve equal opportunities for women by empowering them to participate in and benefit from the social, economic and political development process. However, various factors continue to hinder women’s equal participation in the above fields despite of the above policies hence the urge to write this study report and appeal to all its readers to join in this noble struggle gender and human rights respect as we achieve development in Uganda our lovely mother land.
A research presented to the school of post graduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements leading to the award of Master of Arts in development administration and management of Kampala International University
Gender, development, Property Rights