What steps has the church in Uganda taken to improve the status of woman?

What steps has the church in Uganda taken to improve the status of woman?

  • The church ordained women as priests, reverends and pastors in the Anglican, Pentecostal churches.
  • Reading of the church scriptures is done today by both men and women.

  • The church has set up women empowerment projects like send a cow.
  • It has organized conferences/ seminars aimed at equipping women with knowledge and skills in some areas like weaving.
  • Church leadership is given to women today like Pastor Imelda Namutebi who heads Liberty Worship Centre.
  • The church has opened up schools for girls like Namagunga Girls S.S.S.
  • Women preachers/ catechists are also encouraged in the church.
  • Women through church have formed associations like Mothers Union which guide married women on how to handle their family affairs.
  • The church has allowed women to make their own marriage choices.
  • Women and men attend the same church services indicating women are equally valued like men.

  • In the catholic churches both girls and boys are allowed to be ushers.
  • The church choirs are today composed of both men and women.
  • Monogamy has been encouraged by the church.
  • All sacraments especially in the protestant churches are given to both men and women.


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