Dr. Elizabeth Kaase-Bwanga

Lecturer School of Women and Gender Studies,

College of Humanities and Social Sciences,

Makerere University.

CITATION: Bwanga E.K (Sep, 2015), Women empowerment and intra-household decision making dynamics’: implications for policy makers and practitioners in Uganda: International Journal of Social Sciences & Education VOLUME 1 (4), 249-269. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract The study interrogates the interface between women empowerment, intra household decision making dynamics and what this implies for policy makers and practitioners with specific focus to Uganda. Mainstream economic and feminist theoretical perspectives, support the analysis. Secondary data from Uganda Demographic Survey 2011 and empirical case studies are used in the analysis. Uganda has achieved so much with respect to women empowerment in political representation and participation, education, microfinance and credit and judiciary. Further empowerment will require policy makers and practitioner to engage and sensitize men about the need for change in culture, religious practices, women asset ownership, protection of women and their property, participation in household reproductive role and health issues and above all, to recognize that women empowerment is everyone's responsibility and a benefit to all, as a just society is everyone's' wellbeing.

Key words: Women Empowerment, Intra-household decision making, Gender Based Violence; Household Economics.

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