Women in Income Generating Activities and Intra - Household Relations
The purpose of the study was to investigate women’s participation in income generating activities and the effect this has on intra-household gender relations.
The study was carried out in Kashari, Mbarara District on women participating in income generating activities.
The study adopted a cross sectional data collection design using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.
To get in-depth information, participants comprising of business women (women running retail shops, milk vending, grocery outlets, veterinary drug shops, stationary shops, boutique and tailoring); casual labourers (farm workers), farmers (involved in crop growing, poultry keeping and livestock rearing) and as well as formal employees (engaged in teaching, nursing, lay readers and police officers) were selected using stratified random sampling method.
Key informant interviews with Community Development Officers (CDOs) of Bubaare and Rwanyamahembe sub-counties; Micro Finance Institutions (MFC’s) Managers of EBO Sacco (Ebirungi Biruga Omututu) and Bubaare Savings and Credit Association; Focus group discussions; case studies and observations were also conducted.
Isaac Ahimbisiibwe holds Master’s Degree in Gender studies from Makerere University;attended a summer school course on “Beyond Income: Social dimensions of poverty andparticipatory methodologies of Investigation” from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)-Norway and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere.