Current Institutional Affiliation
Lecturer, Department of Social Development, Faculty of Social Sciences

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2017
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Department of Social Development, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the Western Cape
Gender, Child Labour and Disability Among War Affected Communities in Northern Uganda

Although a number of studies have been conducted on gender, child labor and disability, the three dimensions have been studied in isolation. This study looks at '' Gender, Child labour and Disability among war affected children in Northern Uganda'' – A case of Gulu District. It is purposed to explore the relationship between gender, child labour, disability and children's well-being in war affected communities. The study targets children aged 7-17 as key informants. It will document perceptions, gender differences, and child labour practices between disabled and non-disabled children, and cultural beliefs. A descriptive and explanatory approach will be used in the qualitative and quantitative methods. Codes for transcribing data will be created. Data will be re-written in line with themes while playing audio recordings to give more clarity, meaning and ensure accuracy of transcription. The research team will organize a validation workshop with the selected respondents to validate the conclusions.