The disempowerment of women involves factors that influence every aspect of their lives, birthing deep oppression, victimization, and sometimes violence. Empowerment means involvement in decision-making and control over resources for being able to achieve a higher quality of life, and also improving the capability for taking advantage of the opportunities for development, provided by the system. Within the Uganda context, the root causes of disempowerment are embodied in the following, among others: —
Women empowerment, especially from the economic point of view is one of the top priorities of the IWCA Uganda Chapter. The purpose is to enable women to gain control over the sources of power, especially economically and socially, through awareness raising and capacity building, leading to greater participation in the decision-making process, control and transformative action.
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