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Gender Equitable Change and the Place of Informal Networks in Uganda’s Legislative Policy Reforms

One of the paper's co-authors, Assoc. Prof. Josephine Ahikire, Acting Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The paper compares three policy cases – the 1997 Universal Primary Education policy, the 1998 legislative reform around spousal co-ownership of land and the 2010 Domestic Violence Act. Drawing on feminist institutionalism, the paper explores how gender norms operate within institutions (both formal and informal) and how institutional processes construct, reproduce or challenge gender power dynamics in policy reforms.

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Source: School of Women and Gender Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)


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