School of Women and Gender Studies

School of Women and Gender Studies

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

Invitation to Ms. Judith Akello's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies invites you all to Ms. Judith Akello Abal's PhD defense.

Thesis title

Unlocking the Socio-Economic Development Potentials: Women's Experiences of Functional Adult Literacy in Northern Uganda

Supervisors
Dr. Evelyn Lutwama Rukundo
Dr. Peace Musimenta
 
Opponent
Dr. Ephraim Nuwagaba Lemmy
 
See abstract below
Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
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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Invitation to Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe's PhD defense

The Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University invites you all to Mr. David Mpiima Mugambe’s PhD defense.

Thesis title

Gender Relations in the Access to and Use of Mobile Phones and Radios in Agricultural Production in Uganda: A Case of Farmers in Apac District

Supervisors

  1. Dr Henry Manyire – School of Women and Gender Studies, Mak
  2. Dr Margareta Espling – Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University
  3. Dr  Consolata Kabonesa – School of Women and Gender Studies, Mak

Opponent

Dr Dorothy Okello

Doctoral Committee members

  1. Dr Sarah Ssali
  2. Dr May Ssengendo
  3. Dr Evelyne Lutwama-Rukundo
  4. Dr Bruno Yawe

See Mr. Mpiima's abstract below

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
Conference Hall, School of Women and Gender Studies
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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CHUSS Seminar by Rev Sister Prof. Dominic Dipio

6th CHUSS Seminar 2019
Film: Mother Centred Africa (2019, 79min, English, Uganda)
Prof. Dominic Dipio, School of Languages Literature and Communication, Makerere University
 
Abstract
Although Africa is overtly perceived as a patriarchal society, close scrutiny reveals that social relationships at both mundane and symbolic levels are nuanced and more complex. Significant relationships are constructed around the mother(matriarch), whether the community is described as matriarchal/matrilineal or patriarchal/patrilineal. This documentary film, Mother Centered Africa, is one of the offshoots of my Cambridge Africa Programme for Research Excellence (CAPREx) fellowship research. Building on the thoughts of Africanist like Cheikh Anta Diop and Oyeronke Oyewumi, this research analyses folktales as art and repositories of culture where is a result of in-depth interviews with participants from diverse ethnicities in Uganda, represents gender relations in 21st century Africa as complex and non-linear.
Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:45
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
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 research dissemination workshop

Makerere University with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has been undertaking research under the project titled: Strengthening Social Sciences Research for National Development. One of the projects focused on customary land tenure in the context of contemporary policy imperatives.

This is to invite you all to a dissemination workshop of a paper titled: Men, Marriage and Women’s Land Rights: Reflections on Customary Land Tenure System in Rural Uganda

Presenter: Dr Josephine Ahikire, Ag Principal, CHUSS

Discussants:

1. Mr. Dennis Obbo, Information Specialist, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

2. Prof. Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo- School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University

3. Dr. Henry Manyire- School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University

See abstract below

Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Dr Josephine Ahikire, Ag Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Email: jahikire@chuss.mak.ac.ug; ahikirejosephine@gmail.com/Tel:+256414531909

Invitation to Ms. Mukamana Liberata’s PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies invites you to Ms. Mukamana Liberata’s PhD defence scheduled to take place on 2nd October 2018 at 10:00am in the School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall.

Thesis title: Interrogating the Economic Empowerment of Women in Rwanda through Microfinance Loan Schemes

Supervisors

  1. Dr May Sengendo
  2. Dr Edith Okiria

Opponent: Prof. Edward Bbale

See abstract below

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
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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Invitation to Mr. Fredrick Kindi’s PhD defence

The Dean School of Women and Gender Studies invites you all to Mr. Fredrick Kindi’s PhD defence scheduled for 25th June, 2018.

Thesis title: “Women’s and Men’s Access to the Private Health Facilities for Child Health Care Services in Iganga District, Uganda”

Supervisors: Dr May Ssengendo

                       Dr Eddy Walakira

Opponent: Dr Sarah Kiguli

Venue: Conference Room, School of Women and Gender Studies

See abstract below

Date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Conference Hall
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD, Assoc. Prof and Dean, School of Women and Gender Studies/ Mobile: +256772663772/ Twitter: @sssalie

Gender Identity Week

To commemorate the International Women's day, the School of Women and Gender Studies invites the general public to participate in the Gender Identity Week under the theme: Transformations for Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls: Opportunities and Challenges. The event runs from Monday 5th - Saturday 10th March 2018 at the SWGS LH2. See details in the attached flier.

 

Date: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:00 to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 17:00
Event Venue: 
Makerere University
Contact Information: 
Esther Namitala | Public Relations and Communications | Mobile: 0774879229 OR 0701289974

Public Dialogue on Women in Peace Building

The School of Women and Gender Studies in conjunction with the School of Law is privileged to host Ambassador, Dr. Marie Jacobsson from the Swedish Foreign Affairs Ministry and Ms. Betty Bigombe formerly with the World Bank in a Public Dialogue on Women in Peace Building.

Date: Thursday 8th Feb 2018

Venue: School of Women and Gender Studies Lecture Hall 2

Time: 2.00pm

You are all invited.

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 14:00
Event Venue: 
School of Women and Gender Studies Lecture Hall 2
Contact Information: 
Sarah N. Ssali, PhD | Assoc. Prof and DEAN | School of Women and Gender Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences | Email: sssali@chuss.mak.ac.ug

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