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Family Life in Uganda
Transcript of Family Life in Uganda
Activist come to Uganda asking the law makers to make a bill to ban homosexuality.
Previously a death sentence for homosexuality.
Jay Abang story.
Biblical ties to the ban of homosexuality. Bibliography Uganda East Africa, South of Kenyah
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
• 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
• 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/22.214.171.124/images/main/A4uganda.jpg 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"