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
- Renewed Efforts To Combat Female
- 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.