Gender Based Violence and Labour Productivity in Uganda Case Study; Seeta, Mukono District
Author: KYAKUNZIRE DINAH
Supervisor: NANFUKA MARY
The research was carried out by Kyakunzire Dinah under the title “Gender based violence and labour productivity in Uganda –case study Seeta in Mukono district”
The general object of the study was to find out the effect of gender based violence on labour productivity in Uganda. The specific objectives were, to find out the effect of battering on labour productivity in Uganda, to determine the effect of human trafficking on labour productivity in Uganda and to find out the effect of rape on labour productivity in Uganda.
The research was conducted using qualitative and quantitative methods. Data was collected from the residents of Bajjo-Seeta in Mukono district and both men and women were considered, but the biggest percentage of the respondents were women.
Out of the 50 respondents interviewed, 52% of them had experienced battering in their life time, 8% had experienced rape, 2% had experienced human trafficking while 38% had never experienced any form of violence. The biggest percentage of those who had experienced violence before got serious injuries and some were actually admitted as a result of the sustained injuries. Those who were employed before the injuries could not work after while others stopped working for some time after which they resumed work, this implied that the victims of such violence usually stop working for some time in order to nurse the wounds and due to this, labour productivity is affected negatively.
The researcher recommended that in order to improve labour productivity, the policy makers should first of all minimize or get rid of gender based violence.