Journal of Gender Related Studies https://carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JGRS <p>Journal of Gender Related Studies is a peer reviewed journal published by CARI. This journal is a high-profile article that is known for its content that relates to feminism, politics, men’s studies, gender and sex. This journal entails a variety of themes such as culture, humanities, natural sciences and arts. This journal further unleashes the gender ratios and how the gender roles are changing day by day. This journal further updates us on gender practices knowledge, norms and how they are important politically. The journal of gender related studies is important to the upcoming scientists who want to publish their research articles. This journal is then peer reviewed by topnotch gender related studies experts after a period of two weeks and the journal later published in both online and printed versions. This journal is appropriate for all the gender related studies.</p> CARI Journals Limited en-US Journal of Gender Related Studies 2791-3228 The relationship between quality of instructional materials and girl-child education at primary school level in Oyam district, Lango sub-region, Uganda https://carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JGRS/article/view/1124 <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>The main aim of this research was to determine the relationship between the quality of instructional materials and girl-child’ education in Oyam district. This thrust is significance of quality of instructional materials to girl-child’ education remains central because they have tremendous influence in the quality of teaching and learning of pupils as well as the extent of attention, they pay attention to lessons while in classrooms. This suggests that schools that fail to provide quality of instructional materials may hardly achieve the best in their pupils especially in the area of academic performance. This scenario continues to be among the reasons for wider disparities in the performance of girl-child and boys in a number of districts.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: The study was guided by the cross-sectional survey using a mixed methods approach. Structured questionnaires administered to 139 respondents. Data were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The results reveal that quality of instructional materials (p&lt;0.01,) significantly predict girl-child’ education. Also, the quality of instructional materials appears have a significant effect on girl-child’ education in Oyam district. It is therefore proposed that the Ministry of Education considers providing instructional materials as a matter of priority if academic performance of both boys and girl-child is to be improved. Further, the school authorities should devise means of ensuring that they have in place some instructional materials. This should be through a number of initiatives such as getting photocopies of some of the key resource books or providing teachers with instructional materials such that they could develop their own instructional materials where applicable.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, policy and practice</strong>: The outcomes of this study supportive to both theory and policy on primary school education system especially concerning girl-child education because of its significance in sustainable development.</p> Alem Robert Okwanga David Mwesigwa Mwesigwa Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Gender Related Studies 2022-11-19 2022-11-19 3 2 1 21 10.47941/jgrs.1124 Is Gender Based Violence Related to Sanitation? A Case Study of Patongo Town Council, Uganda https://carijournals.org/journals/index.php/JGRS/article/view/1139 <p>Gender-based violence is a global problem that affects women of all races, colours and creeds. The Sustainable Development Goals also emphasise the need to pay special attention to women and girls regarding hygiene and sanitation. While lack of sanitation is not the main cause of gender-based violence, it is a significant contributor to its occurrence. Several studies have been published in the literature on violence against women in different parts of the world. Still, this study focused on Patongo Municipality, Agago District, Northern Uganda, where few studies have been conducted.</p> <p>This study investigated whether gender-based violence was linked to sanitation. The study focused on sanitation practices and gender-based decision-making. It also examined gender-based violence related to sanitation, including concerns, worries and fears, and economic violence. In general, the study looked at how sanitation practices may be linked to gender-based violence. Sanitation practice is gendered and mainly revolved around excreta, pregnancy and menstrual hygiene. These practices are the result of education, culture and economic status in the household. Therefore, these sanitation practices are shaped by different norms and roles among women and men. Men and women expressed stress related to sanitation, with women expressing it more. This stress results from the location of the latrine, its accessories and the taboos around menstruation and pregnancy. This study further explores the issue of safety, privacy, protection and shame concerning sanitation practices.</p> <p>Roles and responsibilities are gendered. For example, men decide on the location and financing of the latrine, while women are responsible for the daily maintenance of the latrine. Due to their education and socioeconomic status, women sometimes decide on the latrine's location.The community had different perceptions of gender-based violence. For them, gender-based violence referred only to sexual and physical violence. However, the study found various forms of gender-based violence in the community, including Sexual, physical, emotional and economic violence. Although these forms existed in the community, the study concluded that gender-based violence was not related to sanitation.</p> Salad Diba Roba Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Gender Related Studies 2022-11-26 2022-11-26 3 2 22 54 10.47941/jgrs.1139