Cultural information access and utilisation by rural women:a frame work for Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Magara, Elisam
dc.contributor.author Ikoja-Odongo, J. Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T11:59:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T11:59:45Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.isbn 9970879006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10570/721
dc.description Paper presented at SCECSAL XVI, Kampala, 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract Uganda is well endowed with cultural diversity that critically needs to be harnessed because of its potential to improve the quality of life of the Ugandan people. Issues such as language and literary arts, indigenous knowledge, culture and environment, cultural tourism, culture and young people, belief system and values reside in women mainly and should be emphasized. Women in most cases are at the forefront of such issues as first teachers of language, and guardians of our cultures most especially in rural settings where more than 80 percent of our people reside. They are a majority in the country's population and therefore a cultural army of the country. Unfortunately they are not well catered for in many things they do or affecting them although they are most visible in local and cultural activities. To promote and strengthen Uganda's rich, and diverse cultural identities, enhance social capital, collaboration and participation in cultural life, promote community action on sound cultural practices that impinge on human dignity, and to conserve and protect Uganda's tangible and intangible heritage, information provision is important. Although there are efforts in providing information at various levels of education and other sectors of society, no strategy addresses the cultural information needs of rural women in Uganda specifically Creating opportunities for society to understand and appreciate rural women and cultural in information is essential. This paper aims at providing strategies for facilitating access and utilization of cultural information about the Ugandan cultures. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SCECSAL;XVI
dc.subject Cultural diversity en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Cultural information en_US
dc.subject Rural women en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.subject Information access en_US
dc.subject Libraries - Cultural programs en_US
dc.subject Communication and culture en_US
dc.subject Women in development en_US
dc.title Cultural information access and utilisation by rural women:a frame work for Uganda en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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