The history of women and gender in Uganda

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A Uganda Tribe Fights Genital Cutting
By Barbara Crossette, 15 July 1998. For the Sabiny people of eastern Uganda, 1998 is a circumcision year. But the chairman of the Sabiny Elders Association, a council of clan leaders, insists that many if not most girls and young women, there will be no genital cutting.
Echoes Of Her Voice
By Moyiga Nduru, IPS, 21 August 1999. The Ugandan writer Rosemary Kyarimpa, a leading feminist activist, makes the the upbringing of girls in a patriarchal environment the theme of her first work of fiction, Echoes of Her Voice. She represents young women, not only as victims, but also as survivers who are waking up and refusing to be oppressed.
Women Bear The Brunt Of War
By Mustafa Amin, IPS, 22 December 1999. Women in the war-torn western Uganda districts of Bundibugyo and Kabarole face increasing food insecurity and lack access to adequate health care as fighting continues between government troops and rebels. Many have been abducted by the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), while others have been raped and molested,"
Renewed Efforts To Combat Female Circumcision
By Peter Owuor, IPS, 6 January 2000. Despite government efforts, female genital mutilation (circumcision) is still a major health problem among the Sabiny people of Eastern Uganda, who are the only people to practice it in Uganda.