School of Women and Gender Studies

School of Women and Gender Studies

Public PhD Defense of Helen Kezie Nwoha

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies cordially invites you to a Public PhD Defense of the following candidate:
 
Name of Candidate: Helen Kezie Nwoha
 
Topic: Women and Post-Conflict Health Reconstruction: The Case of Puranga Sub County, Pader District - Northern Uganda.
 
Date: July 27, 2022.
 
Time: 9:00am.
 
Venue: CHUSS Smart Room.
 
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Sarah N. Ssali.
 
Opponent: Prof. Chris Orach Garimoi.
 
Abstract is attached
Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 09:00
Event Venue: 
CHUSS Smart Room
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | DEAN, School of Women and Gender Studies | Director, ARUA Centre of Excellence in Identities | Tel: +256 772663772

Invitation: PhD Public Defense for Ms. Nakalyowa Deborah on 2nd March 2022

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies invites you to the PhD Public Defense for  the following candidate:

Name of Candidate:  Nakalyowa Deborah

Name of Thesis:  Intimate Partner Violence and Masculinities: Experiences of Buganda Male “Survivors” in Masaka District Uganda.

Supervisors:
1.Assoc. Prof. Consolata Kabonesa
2.Dr. Evelyn Lutwama-Rukundo

Opponent:   Dr. Robert Kabumbuli

Date:    Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

Venue:   Telepresence Conference Room, Quality Assurance

The Abstract is herewith attached.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00
Event Venue: 
elepresence Conference Room, Quality Assurance
Contact Information: 
Dean School of Women and Gender Studies
File Attachments : 

Dissemination of the KISH Project Midterm Evaluation Report

The “Whole University Approach: Kicking Sexual Harassment out of Higher Education Institutions in Uganda (KISH Project), a collaborative project between the School of Women and Gender Studies, School of Psychology and the School of Computing and Information Technology at Makerere University, as well as the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kyambogo University has been running for one year. The project is supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (Mak-RIF). A midterm evaluation of the project has been undertaken and is ready for dissemination.

This is to invite you to participate in the dissemination workshop scheduled  to take place on Wednesday, 13th October 2021 from 8:30am-11:00am in the AVU Conference Room at the College of Education and External Studies (CEES).  

Considering the COVID -19 prevention measures, only a few participants (mainly the project and support team) will attend physically. The other participants are requested to follow the event online. 

***Register here https://bit.ly/3l7suZu for online attendance.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

***Guest of Honour - Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports 

***KISH Project team

  1. Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo - Principal Investigator
  2. Dr Florence MuhanguziKyoheirwe              
  3. Dr Julius Kikooma   
  4. Prof. Gilbert Maiga    
  5. Dr Elizabeth Kyazike
  6. DrJoab Ezra Agaba   - KISH System Development Consultant

***Event programme and flyer attached below.

***Related link: http://chuss.mak.ac.ug/events/invitation-launch-kish-system-addressing-s...

Date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 08:30
Event Venue: 
AVU Conference Room, College of Education and External Studies, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Ms. Esther Namitala, Project Administrator/Email: namitalaesther@gmail.com/ Mobile: 0774879229 OR 0701289974

Invitation to Ms. Stedia Asiimwe's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies invites you to Ms Stedia Asiimwe's PhD defense scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 starting at 10:00am in the Multipurpose Conference Hall, Level 2, Senate Building.

Title of thesis: Assessing Female Survivors’ Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Access to Justice in Uganda: A Case of Relationships Involving Male Police Officers

Supervisors

  1.  Dr Victoria Namugala
  2. Dr Ruth Nsibirano

Opponent

Dr Robert Kabumbuli

***Link for online attendance

 https://bit.ly/3zwwur4

Meeting ID: 990 2037 4534

Passcode: 747119

See abstract below

Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Multipurpose Conference Room, Level 2, Senate Building
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

Ms. Nyangoma Anicent’s PhD Defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies invites you all to Ms. Nyangoma Anicent’s PhD defense scheduled to take place on Monday, 19th April 2021 starting at 10:00am at CTF2, Room 3.1, Makerere University.

Title of thesis: Gender Differentiated Pathways to Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda: Exigencies in Post Conflict Northern Uganda

***Supervisors

  1. Dr Florence Ebila – School of Women & Gender Studies, Makerere University
  2. Dr Julius Omona – Department of Social Work & Social Administration, Makerere University

***Opponent: Dr Eddy Walakira – Head, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, Makerere University

***Link for online participation

 https://bit.ly/39TKdxq

Meeting ID: 921 5084 4188

Passcode: 447424

Your participation will be much appreciated

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
CT2, Room 3.1, Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

Invitation to New Hires’ Workshop - Wednesday, 9th December 2020

NEW HIRES' WORKSHOP - TARGETING ALL NEWLY RECRUITED ACADEMIC STAFF

The Director of the CHUSS Centre of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) invites all newly recruited academic staff to a blended orientation workshop scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 9th December 2020 starting at 8:30am in Senate Conference Hall, Level 4, Senate Building. All newly recruited academic staff are requested to attend in person. The event is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York.

***Virtual participation

Except the newly recruited academic staff and some few participants who have been invited to attend physically, the rest of you are requested to register and participate online.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://bit.ly/3od0zpG

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See Programme and event flyer below.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 08:30
Event Venue: 
Senate Conference Hall, Level 4, Senate Building
Contact Information: 
Dr Nabutanyi Fred Edgar, Coordinator The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung projects/Emails: enabutanyi@chuss.mak.ac.ug, nabutanyiedgar@gmail.com/+256772971204, 2). Ms. Mary Ann Namubiru, Project Administrator/ Email: namubiruann14@gmail.com

Invitation to the Launch of The Kish System for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions

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 codenamed “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

Time: 8:30am-11:00am

Guest of Honour: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University

KISH RESEARCH TEAM

  1. Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo - Principal Investigator
  2. Dr. Florence MuhanguziKyoheirwe - Co PI                  
  3. Assoc. Prof. Julius Kikooma    - Co PI
  4. Prof. Gilbert Maiga    - Co PI
  5. Dr. Elizabeth Kyazike - Co PI
  6. Dr.Joab EzraAgaba   - KISH System Development Consultant

MODERATOR

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:
https://bit.ly/2GpOHQC

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

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 08:30
Event Venue: 
Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF2), Makerere University
Contact Information: 
1) Prof. Grace Bantebya, Principal Investigator/Email: gbantebya@chuss.mak.ac.ug/+256703988010, 2) Ms Esther Namitala/Email: namitalaesther@gmail.com/ Mobile: 0774879229, 0701289974

Invitation to the Launch of The Kish System for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions

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

Time: 8:30am-11:00am

Guest of Honour: Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University

KISH RESEARCH TEAM

  1. Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo - Principal Investigator
  2. Dr. Florence MuhanguziKyoheirwe - Co PI                  I
  3. Assoc. Prof. Julius Kikooma    - Co PI
  4. Prof. Gilbert Maiga    - Co PI
  5. Dr. Elizabeth Kyazike - Co PI
  6. Dr.Joab EzraAgaba   - KISH System Development Consultant

MODERATOR

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:
https://bit.ly/2GpOHQC

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

Date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 08:30
Event Venue: 
Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF2), Makerere University
Contact Information: 
1) Prof. Grace Bantebya, Principal Investigator/Email: gbantebya@chuss.mak.ac.ug/+256703988010, 2) Ms Esther Namitala/Email: namitalaesther@gmail.com/ Mobile: 0774879229, 0701289974

GENDER IDENTITY WEEK 2020

THEME: GENERATION EQUALITY

HOSTS/ORGANIZERSSCHOOL OF WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF SWEDEN IN UGANDA

PREAMBLE

The School of Women and Gender Studies in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda has organized a Gender Identity Week ahead of the 2020 International Women’s Day to celebrate achievements in the area of women and gender studies. The Gender Identity Week aims at facilitating dialogue among University staff, students, development partners, practitioners, the media and other stakeholders on topical issues related to gender and development. Presentations and dialogues are aligned to the theme of the International Women’s Day celebrations; “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Past discussions have focused to topics such as positive femininities and masculinities, social-economic transformation, gender and the commoditization of the female body, empowering cultural aspects of Ugandan/African gender relations, University’s role in promoting gender and equity in society and the women’s journey (2000-2017) –achievements, opportunities and challenges.

TOPICS AND SUB-THEMES FOR THE 2020 GENDER IDENTITY WEEK DISCUSSIONS

DAY ONE – MONDAY, 2ND MARCH 2020

TOPICDifferent Shades of Empowerment in Uganda: The role of Traditional Ugandan Femininities in Empowering Women” – Empowering Women through a cultural approach; and Empowering Women from a Religions perspective. The discussions were presided over by the Namasole of Buganda (Kabaka’s mother) who also officially launched the Gender Identity Week. Empowering Women through a cultural approach - Presenters included Ms. Elizabeth Lwanga from the Nabagereka Foundation and Ms. Joanita Kawalya, Musician. Empowering Women from a Religions perspective – Presenters included Mrs. Tugulwa from the Moslem Women’s League, Mrs. Sseggujja from the Catholic Women’s League, Mrs. Despina Jane Namwembe from the Orthodox Women’s League and Ms. Beatrice  Nakizito – Seventh Day Adventist.

DAY TWO – TUESDAY, 3RD MARCH 2020,  VENUE – AUDITORIUM, COBAMS

 TOPIC - Women in Leadership in Higher Institutions of Learning – The topic will focus on women in leadership globally and at national level specifically at Makerere University. Deliberations will focus on strategies to increase women in leadership. Presentations – Keynote on Women and Leadership in Institutions of Higher Learning by Prof. Rhoda Wanyenzi, School of Public Health; Advancing Gender Equity in Uganda: the work of INASP and Partners by Dr Femi Nzengwa from INASP, UK;  Women in Higher Education in Uganda by Ms. Angela Nakafero, Commissioner Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development; Women in Leadership at Makerere  -Dr Sarah Ssali, Dean School of Women and Gender Studies and Mr. Eric Tumwesigye, Directorate of Gender Mainstreaming at Makerere University; Women Leaders in University Students’ Leadership – Ms. Judith Nalukwago, Deputy Guild President, Makerere University.  Screening of “We’ve Got to Have It” a Documentary of Gender Studies in Uganda and an exhibition

DAY THREE – WEDNESDAY, 4TH MARCH 2020, VENUE – AUDITORIUM, COBAMS

TOPIC -  Strategies of Ending Sexual Harassment in Institutions of Higher Learning

Presentations – Body Politics by Prof. Ann Oberhauser; Strategies of Ending Sexual Harassment in Institutions of Higher Learning by Prof Grace Bantebya, School of Women and Gender Studies; Strategies for Ending Sexual Harassment at Makerere University by Dr Euzobia Baine, Acting Director, Directorate of Gender Mainstreaming, Makerere University and Tumuhaise Phiona and Frank Ssejengo, both students of Makerere University; Strategies for Ending Sexual Harassment – Technology by Sandra Kwikiriza, Founder of Her Internet and Elizabeth Kemigisha, Advocacy Officer

DAY FOUR – THURSDAY, 5TH MARCH 2020, VENUE – AUDITORIUM, COBAMS

SUB-THEME– Students’ Experiences of University Environment: Femininities and Masculinities. Moderator – Prof. Ann Oberhauser

DAY FIVE – FRIDAY, 6TH MARCH 2020,  VENUE –AUDITORIUM, FOOD SCIENCE

SUB-THEME – Gender Spaces

Presentations - Feminist Spaces: Gender in Geography in a Global Context by Prof. Ann Oberhauser. Moderator – Dr Florence Muhanguzi

Visual Arts Performing Gender by the Head Department of Performing Arts and Film

DAY SIX – SATURDAY, 7TH MARCH 2020, VENUE – MAIN LIBRARY

SUB-THEME: “WIKI Loves Women” – Writing Ugandan Women

COORDINATORS OF THE ACTIVITIES - Dr Consolata Kabonesa and Dr Sarah Ssali as well as representatives from the Embassy of Sweden

Date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 08:00 to Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 05:00
Event Venue: 
Auditorium COBAMS, Auditorium Food Science, Main Library
Contact Information: 
Dr. Consolanta Kabonesa, School of Women and Gender Studies/ Email: consolata.kabonesa@gmail.com/Tel: +256772512455

PH.D RESEARCH POSITION: SUSTAINABILITY AND GENDER EQUALITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The GEST programme at the University of Iceland in collaboration with Makerere University is offering a Ph.D grant to a researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Doctoral project shall be on a topic related to sustainability and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the gendered aspect of sustainability in Sub-Saharan countries preferably with a focus on the important issues of global environmental change such as climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services, food security or water resources. The subject matter can be approached in various ways and scales, using local/national, regional, and historical or contemporary perspectives.

The application deadline is 13th March 2020 (midnight GMT).

Please follow the link below for details on eligibility, the application process, the GEST application form and required documents

https://www.grocentre.is/gest/media-gest/news/a-phd-research-position-sustainability-and-gender-equality-in-sub-saharan-africa

Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 (All day)
Event Venue: 
University of Iceland
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Makerere University | MUASA Representative to University Council | Mobile: +256772663772 | Twitter: @sssalie

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