LAUNCH OF THE KISH SYSTEM FOR ADDRESSING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND DISSEMINATION OF THE BASELINE SURVEY FINDINGS
With funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF) in 2019 commissioned several research studies aimed at addressing key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda.
Last year, the School of Women and Gender Studies, received a research grant from RIF to undertake an action oriented study code named “Whole University Approach: Kicking Sexual Harassment out of Higher Education Institutions in Uganda” (KISH Project). One of the gaps the study team sought to address was sexual harassment within Higher Education Institutions HEIs). Sexual harassment (SH), abuse and exploitation in Higher Education Institutions remains a problem that makes headlines on a weekly basis in the media (Dranzoa, 2018). Persistence of sexual harassment at HEIs in Uganda is attributed to structural, unequal gender-power relations; and unsafe campus environment (Makerere University, 2018). Makerere University has put in place policies and structures to address SH (Gender Policy 2009; Anti Sexual Harassment Policy 2019, and Gender Mainstreaming Directorate). Despite these provisions, SH persists unabated at the university. The baseline survey conducted at Makerere University points to inadequate and weak implementation of the policies and structures compounded by survivor’s ignorance about their rights, mechanisms for redress and policy procedures as well as inadequate expertise and commitment to implement the policies (Bantebya, et al, 2020; Makerere University, 2018). The existing policies and structures are reported not to be student and staff friendly who consequently are reluctant to use them (Bantebya, et al, 2020).
INVITATION TO THE LAUNCH OF THE KISH SYSTEM AND DISSEMINATION OF THE FINDINGS FROM THE BASELINE SURVEY
This is to invite you all to participate in the launch of the KISH System and dissemination of the findings from the baseline survey conducted at Makerere University.
Date: Wednesday, 7th October 2020
Venue: CTF2 Auditorium
Guest of Honour: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University
KISH RESEARCH TEAM
- Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo - Principal Investigator
- Dr. Florence MuhanguziKyoheirwe - Co PI I
- Assoc. Prof. Julius Kikooma - Co PI
- Prof. Gilbert Maiga - Co PI
- Dr. Elizabeth Kyazike - Co PI
- Dr.Joab EzraAgaba - KISH System Development Consultant
Dr Julius Kikooma
****Please note that the meeting will mainly be virtual. Physical attendance will be limited to a few participants.
Please register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
See programme and details on the KISH System and baseline survey below