Conference
TLVMUN TLVMUN 2017
Committee
ECOSOC
Country
Uganda

Author

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/9086

Uganda is a rural country, and as such bases its source of income on farming. In consequence, 90 % of all rural women work in the agricultural sector. But besides, they have domestic duties such as preparing food and clothing, fetching water and firewood, caring for the elderly, the sick as well as orphans - they take circa 9 hours a day. As a result, it has to be clearly stated that women on average work longer than men, about 15 hours, as compared to men, who work between 8 and 10 hours a day. What has to be emphasized is the fact that we cannot talk about the “source of income” or “income equality” in a meaning used in developed countries’ discourse. In Uganda, level of income is not measured in money, but in goods, wide meaning. Work, also made by the women, always has an equivalent. Sometimes it cannot be estimate properly and credibly...