Attitudes, Knowledge and People’s Perception On Female Genital Mutilation in Kapchorwa District: A Case Study of Kaptwanya Sub County


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

APPROVAL

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DECLARATION

LIST

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ACRONYMS

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LIST OF TABLES vii

ABSTRACT viii

CHAPTER ONE 1

THE PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE 1

1 .0 Introduction 1

1.1 Background to the Study

1.2 The Statement of the Problem 4

1.3 Objectives of the Study 5

1 .3.1 General Objective 5

1,3.2 Specific Objectives 6

1 .4 Research Questions 6

1.5 The Scope of the Study 6

1.6 Justification of the Study 6

1.7 Operational Definition of Key Terms / Concepts 7

CHAPTER TWO 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

2.0 Introduction 8

2.1 PEOPLEs PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE ON FGM 8

2.2 Social-Cultural Issues Associated With FGM 10

2.3 Contributions Made By Anti-Fgm Actors in a Bid to Stop the Practice 10

CHAPTER THREE 14

METHODOLOGY 14

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3.0 Introduction 14

3.1 Research Design 14

3.2 Study Population 14

3.3 Sample Size and Selection 14

3.4 Sampling Techniques and Procedure 15

3.5 Data Collection Methods 15

3.6 Data Collection Instruments 15

3.6.1 Questionnaires 15

3.6.2 Oral Interviews 16

3.6.3 Focus Group Discussion 16

3.6.4 Observation 16

3.6.5 Secondary Data 16

3.7 Pre-Testing (Validity and reliability) 17

3.8 Data Analysis 17

CHAPTER FOUR 18

PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE FINDINGS 18

4.0 Introduction 18

4.1 Social Demographic Characteristics 18

4.2 Peoples perceptions towards FGM 21

4,3 Continuity of FGM 21

4.4 Justification of continuity of FGM 22

4.5 Roles of organizations towards eradication of FGM 23

4.6 Strategies taken by organizations to stop FGM 23

4.7 Peoples attitude towards strategies taken by organizations 23

4.8 Circumcision and number of victims 24

4.9 Social problems experienced by circumcised people in Kaptanya Sub County 24

CHAPTER FIVE 26

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 26

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5.0 Introduction .26

5.1 Summary of findings .26

5.2 Conclusion 27

5.3 Recommendations 28

APPENDIX 1: 32

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RESPONDENT 32

APPENDIX II’ 35

INTERVIEW GUIDE FOR KEY INFORMANTS 35

ABSTRACT 

This study is sought to examine Attitudes, knowledge and people’s perceptions on Female Genital Mutilation in Kaptanya Sub County, Kapchorwa district. The objectives were to; Find out people’s knowledge, Attitude and perception of FGM. Examine the social cultural issues attached to FGM and to determine the contributions of anti FGM actors. The study used a case study research design and both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data. The sampling was cluster and simple random sampling techniques that was used to collect data from women of any category. The research findings indicated that due to higher levels of ignorance about the FGM harmful effects among women of Kaptanya Sub County, adjacent to low levels of education and low income among women, they are subjected to mistreatment like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The Findings also indicated that a government effort to stop the practice is highly criticized by indigenous people of Kapchorwa district. More so the organizations which are against the act of FGM face challenges while advocating for change in the communities. Findings indicated that FGM has inflicted many victims to shame, suffering, pain, labour complications and long term and unforgettable memories resulting from shock and torture of FGM as per Health records of patients that need to be stopped with an immediate effect. Lastly, findings showed that FGM started as a culture way back in 17th century by some few Sebei fore fathers who sought could reduce immorality among women and make them stick to only one man by mutilating. Researchers also found out that, the spirits demanded for blood from the private part of a girl around sippi falls as narrated by Mr. Kamuron Peter a member of SEA.



  • Department: Social Studies
  • Project ID: SOS0004
  • Access Fee: ₦5,000
  • Pages: 44 Pages
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