Establishment of a data bank on women and development : Uganda position paper
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Musoke, Maria G.;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Traditionally, the Ugandan society had clearly defined roles for men and women. The women were the home makers, child rearers and main educators and they hardly went out of their homes for employment. They transmitted the society's culture to the future generations, a culture which they had come to master as young girls before marriage, and which they conservatively protected. The older women fully accepted their position and faithfully passed on the traditions that made them inferior to men. The man, the dominant person in a family, was the hunter, the warrior and guard and went out to discuss 'the welfare of the society with ether men outside-his home. At that time, the collection and dissemination of information was only oral. Information was generated by mouth, delivered through the ear and documented or stored in the brain. The situation has not changed much especially at the grassroots level.