Engaging men in rural Uganda

Male involvement strategies in Bushenyi, Arua and Kapchorwa

Over the years, the government of Uganda and other development partners encouraged the formation of women’s groups, called Women in Economic Empowerment (WEE) groups, in order to ease access to financial support, as one way of increasing household income and empowering women. However, this exposure to disposable income has been, to some extent, a contributor to GBV because of the limited involvement of men, as culturally they are expected to take key decisions on family assets and income.