Assessing the Persistent Discrimination Against Women on Their Decision Making Rights in Public Service a Case of Nsiika Sub County Buhweju District
Author: Tumumanye Rose Mugizi
Supervisor: Denis Musinguzi
The study was about assessing the persistent women discrimination on their decision making rights in public service, a case study of Nsiika Sub County Buhweju district. The study was guided by the following objectives; to find out the level of women participation in public service and their decision making spaces, to assess the reasons for persistent women discrimination on their decision making rights in public service; to identify the possible measures of overcoming persistent discrimination against women on their decision making rights in public service.
The study employed a case study design where both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered using both primary and secondary data sources. A questionnaire and an interview guide were used as the main data collection tools during data collection. The study used purposeful sampling method which involved selecting a small sample of the target population. A sample size of 100 respondents was purposely chosen to make the researcherís work easier and the selected respondents included local government administrators, community members and religious leaders in the Nsiika Sub County. After data collection, findings were analysed, processed and presented.
The study concluded that discrimination of women was caused by increased poverty level, unemployment, lack of confidence, over dependence of women on their husbands, illiteracy, etc.
The study recommended that the government of Uganda must put in more efforts in placing women at better influential positions to fully expose the need and importance of the female gender in human resource functioning of the state.