Examining Gender Inequalities in Community Development; Case Study: Kumi Hospital, Kumi District, Eastern Uganda.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The study examined gender inequalities in the health sector, case study of Kumi hospital Ongino Sub County, Kumi district. The specific objectives were to fmd out gender inequality manifestations, to investigate the causes of gender inequalities, to assess the effects of gender inequalities among health workers of Kumi hospital and to establish the available mechanisms to promote gender equality among health workers ofKumi hospital, Kumi district. The study involved 30 female and 36 male. A total of 66 respondents were selected where by key informant guide was administered, set of questionnaire was generated and administered too and the focus group discussion tools which helped to collected the necessary information about this study. Chapter two consisted of the literature review, these are documents written by other authors that the researcher reviewed. · Chapter three explains the research methodology employed in this research. The study used across sectional survey design and employed both qualitative and quantitative research approaches for data collection, presentation and analysis. The instruments used for data collection include Key informant interview, guide, focus group discussion guide, and questionnaire. The findings and conclusions highlight and revealed the causes of gender inequality which included; the education level, gender roles, preference of one sex for a specific department, inferiority complex. Effects included; poverty, reduced labor force in some departments, low performance, stigmatization, conflicts, and staff demoralization and available mechanisms to promote gender equality were affirmative action, women empowerment The recommendations made focus on the health sector providing a staff development and mentoring for female staff in order to better them to compete for higher management jobs and the government needs to develop gender policies, strategy, implementation and guidelines for the. health sector. This would help health employees to know their rights while at work.
Dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Degree of Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University.
Gender, Community, Development, Kumi District