Female emancipation is one of the brave movements by women and some men in many countries. Much as others are willing to adopt to it, others cannot take in the idea.
women’s emancipation definition
Female/women Emancipation is the effort to secure economic, social as well as political rights for women in a society. It is basically the move for equality between the female and male gender.
The desire for equality and right to a number of things increased female emancipation.
For instance right to bodily integrity, to be free from sexual violence, to vote, to hold public office, to enter into legal contracts, to have equal rights in family law, to work, to own property and to education.
In most societies, women did not have the privilege to some rights like to education. Some people still think that educating a girl child is a waste of time and money.
Girls were assumed to have a role in the kitchen as wives and nowhere else. These are just a few examples of gender inequality in Uganda
Uganda gender policy 2007
Like any other country, Uganda has led a move to female emancipation. This has helped to fight some vices against women in society.
Through various gender mainstreaming policies in Uganda, the country has been able rewrite its women’s rights history.
It is important to note that among some gender issues in Uganda is men taking women as their property. This is because of the issue of bride price paid during traditional marriages.
The culture of female genital mutilation through which young girls are circumcised at a young age.
Article 33 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides that;
“Women shall be accorded full and equal dignity of the person with men”
This law has empowered activists on women’s rights issues in Uganda.
Gender inequality in Uganda is still wide spread especially in the rural area: the status of women in rural societies is to be a wife.
Gender inequality causes many effects on women emotionally, physically and financially.
It is now common for women to hold positions of power professionally nowadays for instance, a reasonable number of women are members of parliament while others hold high positions in government institutions.
Women like the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Kampala City Council Authority’s Jenifer Musisi, Uganda National Roads Authority’s Allen Kagina and many others have encouraged other women to step up and lead in their societies.
Today both men and women have taken part to ensure female emancipation all over the country and around the world.
List of women’s rights
Women’s rights may include and not limited to;
- Reproductive rights
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Women’s suffrage
- Women empowerment
- Family planning
- Sexual harasment
- Reproductive justice
- Women’s rights are human rights
- Mothers rights etc