Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(2), pp. 818-823 February 2011         
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The effect of social exclusion of women from development in Uganda 

Betty Mategeko 

Lecturer of Development Studies, Department of Development Studies, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kabale University, Uganda . Email: 


Received 15 January, 2011; Accepted 09 February, 2010



Social exclusion remains a major hindrance to the development of Uganda as a country, a hindrance to improved welfare of women and generally leads to ignoring of the recognition of the contribution of women to national development. Exclusion and discrimination have become a central focus of discourses in the world today. Social exclusion and discrimination refer to the process and outcome of keeping a social group outside the power centers and resources. Despite the effort put by the government of Uganda and other women organisations to develop, integrate and find ways of addressing the social exclusion, the problem still persists. Exclusion creates concern since it involves the denial of ownership, access and control over resources, denial of right over ones labour and right over ones reproductive resources, denial of opportunity for education, health care, housing, public amenities, recreational facilities and spaces and basic needs, denial of social interaction and denial of access to social spaces, denial of right to representation and participation in social, economic, and political participation. The way forward to social exclusion should be the Inclusion of women in all the development aspects.


Keywords: Social Exclusion, Development, Women in Development