Feminists call for gender units in universities

Every university should have a gender unit as an institutional mechanism to ensure that gender equity is observed, according to a call made by Dr Euzobia Baine, the Makerere University director of gender mainstreaming, during last week’s Gender Identity Week dialogue in Uganda, reports the Daily Monitor.

Taking place at Makerere University, the Gender Identity Week organised by the School of Women and Gender Studies in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden, is aimed at discussing critical gender-related issues.

Baine said gender units are key when it comes to ensuring that men and women at institutions of higher learning are fairly treated according to their respective needs and have equal access to opportunities and control of all development initiatives. She said currently, women are still faced with a challenge of choosing between career and family due to gender insensitive factors in most institutions.
Full report on the Daily Monitor site