The Women's Movement in Uganda: History, Challenges, and Prospects

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Fountain Publishers, 2002 - Social Science - 235 pages
The women's movements in Uganda flourished in the mid-eighties, influencing diverse spheres of life. They have since become exemplary in Africa, and have led many advances in women's rights. The contributors of this book look at the achievements of the movements from their roots in the post-independence period to the contemporary moment. Themes include: women's activism in colonial Uganda; contributions to girls' education; women's agency in business and the economy; women in agriculture, and the struggle for land; and women's role in conflict resolution, religious institutions, and the media, The book also contains sections on women's writing and publishing and the importance of creative work for wider female independence and self-determination, an overview of women's studies/research 1986- 2001, and brief biographies of Ugandan women leaders.

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Contents

Womens Activism in Colonial Uganda
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Contributions of Womens Organisations to Girls Education
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A Gateway to Womens Health
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