1st Set Civic Education Modules

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Rock Point 256

rock point 256 logoCommunication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) produces and broadcasts the award winning radio serial drama Rock Point 256. Through the serial drama which started in 2005, CDFU reaches over an estimated 6,000,000 Ugandans with key messages addressing a range of issues including HIV&AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition, child health, Gender Based Violence (GBV), malaria and civic education.  Click here to listen.

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Introduction

Promoting equal opportunities to both women and men is now globally accepted as a development strategy for  reducing poverty levels in society. It improves living standards and enhances efficiency of inclusive service  delivery. The attainment of gender equality is a human rights issue and is essential to the achievement of sustainable development. Gender equality and women’s empowerment continue to be central themes in global treaties, covenants, and declarations. They are now acknowledged as catalysts to people-centred development strategies which focus on poverty reduction and an improved standard of living. Good governments are those that give men and women equal voices in decision-making and policy implementation The introduction of the Millennium Development  Goals (MDGs) in 2000  brought about more vigorous global and national attention to pursuing gender
sensitive policies. Goal 3 of the MDGs, aims at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. This goal is central to the  attainment of all the other MDGs. To attain MDG 3 and all the other goals, there is need to increase the capacity of development planners and other policy advocates to understand how gender relations work. For example, a lot of evidence shows that without addressing gender equality, investments in ural/agricultural  developments  will  not last long or have deep and widespread impacts.

Aim

The aim of this module is to raise gender awareness, responsiveness and promote gender equity and equality.

Objectives

The objectives of this module are:
1. To raise awareness of gender concepts amongst citizens.
2. Promote an understanding of the relationship between gender and development.
3. Enhance the understanding of the relationship between gender and governance.
4. Increase the knowledge about linkages between gender and service delivery
5. Create awareness on Gender based violence among citizens.

Key messages

  1. Treat men and women equally
  2. Daughters are as good as sons treat them equally
  3. Men and women are equally protected by the law
  4. Stop gender discrimination!
  5. Change cultures, customs or traditions which are against the dignity of girls / women
  6. Empower women by educating a girl child
  7. Gender inequalities constrain Uganda’s development progress
  8. Both women and men should equally participate in and benefit from decision making processes.
  9. Women equally provide good leadership
  10. Equal participation in governance institutions promotes gender equity.
  11. Integration of women and men improves the democratic processes
  12. Stop gender based violence!
  13. No man wants to see his daughter mistreated  so do not mistreat your wife because she is someone’s daughter
  14. The law does not recognize cohabitation as marriage
  15. For marriage to take place, it must be authorized under the law.
  16. Customary  marriages  may  be  polygamous  provided  a  person  has  not undergone different type of marriage
  17. A valid marriage certificate is evidence that there is marriage.

Sub Topics

1. General introduction
2. Understanding Gender
   a. Concept of gender
   b. Gender needs
   c. Promotion of gender roles
   d. Legal framework
3. Gender discrimination
4. Women empowerment and Development
5. Gender and Governance
   a. Gender relations
   b. Women’s participation in governance
   c. Gender and Health
   d. Gender and Service Delivery
6. Gender based violence
7. Marriage, Separation and Divorce in Uganda
8. Organisations that promote Gender Equality in Uganda

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