Consultancy to undertake a Mapping study to inform the design of the IELD country framework document in the country

Country: Uganda
Language: EN
Number: 2000386
Publication date: 16-05-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

Consultancy to undertake a Mapping study to inform the design of the IELD country framework document in the country
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : Uganda Country Office - UGANDA
Deadline : 31-May-17
Posted on : 16-May-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 37701
Link to Atlas Project :
00059780 - UNDP Support to the UN Gender Joint Programme
Documents :
Annex I - General Terms and Conditions
Annexd II - Financial Template
TORs
Overview :

Uganda has made significant progress in strengthening gender equality and women’s empowerment to promote socio-economic transformation. There has been formulation of a gender responsive regulatory framework, including policies and strategies. The country is also signatory to various international commitments, including the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the 1995 Beijing Platform of Action, and subscribes fully to the fifth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on promoting gender equality and empowering women. These and other commitments are domesticated through Uganda’s 1995 Constitution, which guarantees equality between women and men, and includes affirmative action measures to increase women’s role in decision-making and participation in the development process.

Uganda’s policies on affirmative action have steadily increased the share of women who take part in political decision-making at all levels of society. The share of women in the national Parliament has thus increased from 18% in 2000 to 35% in the current 10th Parliament— Further, there has been a process for institutionalization of gender planning in all sectors and increased collection of gender disaggregated data and information through research. Thus, there has been improvement in the number of women in political leadership and gender parity in enrolment of girls at primary level, in addition to increased ownership of land by women.

Despite the progress made, only 27 percent of registered land is owned by women and although 70 percent of the women are engaged in agriculture, less than 20 percent control the outputs and proceeds from their efforts. Women also continue to face constraints related to access to, control over and ownership of businesses and productive resources such as land and credit. Also, whilst the increase in the number of women in the national Parliament is remarkable, it is still short of fulfilling the gender parity principle established in the African Union’s Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa.