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    Women and Access to Water in Rural Uganda: A Review


    Asaba, Richard B. and Fagan, Honor and Kabonesa, Consolata and Mugumya, Firminus (2014) Women and Access to Water in Rural Uganda: A Review. wH2O : The Journal of Gender and Water, 3 (1). ISSN 2167-2822

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    Abstract

    In Uganda, water (or the water sector) is recognized as key in achieving economic growth and development, and maintaining a healthy and economically productive population. Access to water is a prerequisite to improved health, livelihoods and overall well - being of men, women and children, particularly among the poor and agrarianrural populations. Rural commu- nities, comprising an estimated 26 million people or about 85 percent of the entire population of Uganda (UBOS 2010), are faced with higher levels of poverty, dependency, illiteracy and poor health, among other issues. According to the recent Na- tional Household Survey, rural communities account for 94.4 percent of the nation’s poor households (about 7.1 million per- sons) and close to a half (48%) of households in the two lowest income classes (UBOS 2010).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Women; Water; Rural Uganda;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 4808
    Depositing User: Honor Fagan
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2014 10:32
    Journal or Publication Title: wH2O : The Journal of Gender and Water
    Publisher: University of Pennsylvania
    Refereed: Yes
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