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Family Life in Uganda

"A School for My Village"

Delano Taylor

on 5 December 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli By: Lupita Mata, Schae Russell and Delano Taylor Family Life in Uganda Family Structure Gender Roles Marriage Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Illegal to have sexual intercourse with a person of the same gender as yourself.
Activist come to Uganda asking the law makers to make a bill to ban homosexuality.
Previously a death sentence for homosexuality.
Jay Abang story.
Homosexuals treatment.
Biblical ties to the ban of homosexuality. Bibliography Uganda East Africa, South of Kenyah
Capital: Kampala
Located close to the equator. "A School for My Village."
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri Daily Life Thank you for your time.
Any Questions? Rural vs.Urban Areas http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/02/uganda-gay-rights.html http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/ugnewzz.gif http://goafrica.about.com/library/bl.mapfacts.uganda.htm www.google.com/url?sa=f&rct=j&url=http://goafrica.about.com/library/bl.mapfacts.uganda.htm&q=uganda+basic+facts&ei=ym6iUL6ZEIms9ATh3IDIDA&usg=AFQjCNGgMQsZam5oBEBODSQVQfgfeQq_bw Early Marriage
• High rates of early marriage
• 46% of women who are 20-24 yrs. old were married before they were
18 yrs. old
• Due to poverty
• Families exchange girls for money, cows, or goats.
• “Bride wealth”
• Girls are only seen as child bearers or marriage material
• Many drop out of school
• Believe in “boys are educated and girls are prepared for marriage”
• Girls never have a say in their marriage Rural Life

• 87% of the population lives in the countryside
• Traditional homes are made of mud and have corrugated iron roofs
• Grow their own foods
• Fetch water
• Collect firewood
• Harvest
• Move livestock
• Cook over fire
• More than half live in poverty even though they have fertile soil
• Small scale farmers fail to produce enough food
• Poor farming training
• Lack of quality seeds, fertilizers, or pesticides
• Poor soil management Urban Life

• 15% live in urban areas

• 30% live in slums

• Rapid population growth

• People in rural areas migrate to the cities because of:

• Inability to support family

• Encouraged by relatives to move

• Loss of livestock due to disease

• Family problems Daily Life
Rural vs Urban Marriage Wedding Ceremony

• Bride and bridesmaids wear colorful attire

• Groom and male guests wear white robes

• Two tents separate the bride and grooms family

• Both families negotiate the grooms dowry to the bride’s family

• Groom’s family offers money, property, or livestock

• Then the bride and groom announce each other’s intentions for getting married

• The ceremony ends with a banquet of food Urban Life
• Well known city in Uganda
• Has modern super markets and shopping malls
• Growing middle class
• Crowded
• Loud
• Traffic
• Common to see children begging in the streets because they’re parents are unemployed
• Frequent power cuts
• Electricity is expensive in both rural and urban areas
• 90% of the population relies on charcoal or firewood for cooking Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Homosexuals biggest problems in Uganda:
fear of eviction
not being able to meet a mate in public
not being able to dress how they desire. Children
• Children learn their gender roles by working close to their parents
• Children often take care of their younger siblings
• They have to do many chores around the house
• The age of 6 a child starts primary education up to year 13 years then a child goes to secondary education from age 14 up to the age of 20 after that the child get to university or institution for 2 to 4 years
• Children do a lot of domestic work like washing plates cleaning compound, cooking, fetching water for the family, collecting farming, firewood, looking after animals etc Gender Roles Mothers
• Take care of children
• Gather food and water
• Cook, clean, wash
Work out in the field in order to support the family
Farm and take care of animals
Sold their crops at markets to gain money
• Males are considered dominant and head of the family
• Lineage is very important to Uganda’s family culture
• In family structure, marriage is also very important and is commonly linked by lineage
• Family structure is also based on tradition that’s why males were dominant
• Children were sometimes structured through education; at the age of 6 a child starts primary school.
At 13 years a child goes to secondary education. At age 14 up to 20 the child get into a university or institution for 2 to 4 years http://www.carillonregina.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/4wthrockmorton.com_.jpg http://changingattitude-england.blogspot.com/2011/01/david-kato-rip.html http://cf.ydcdn.net/ http://www.shsc.nhs.uk/_imagebank/Ugandan_flag.jpg http://images.betterworldbooks.com/014/A-School-for-My-Village-Kaguri-Twesigye-9780143119128.jpg Primary Students Flag Location Uganda school Family Ugandan Children Father working in the fields Mother picking potatoes Children working
in the fields Mother & child
washing clothes Women gathering food Ugandan wedding Exchanging a cow Bride &
Bridesmaids Men in
white robes Mud homes People fetching water Slums Kampala crowded
street Parking lot Activist against homosexuality Advocating
anti-homosexuality Protesters Advocating
anti-homosexuality Homosexuals being
exposed http://www.our-africa.org/uganda/food-daily-life http://flagsheep.wordpress.com/ Livestock in
rural Uganda http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/21fda9/ Usual daily traffic jams
in the urban part of
Uganda. "A School for My Village"
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