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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 12 REFLECT and empowerment: our field experiences


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 12 REFLECT and empowerment: our field experiences James Kanyesigye Introduction in a better position to take appropriate actions to create a just and equitable society. After four years of implementing REFLECT in In this paper, I focus on the reality of our Uganda, it is important to highlight issues that have emerged in communities which have had experiences rather than on the abstract. I contact with REFLECT. There is currently a emphasise issues of gender, political, cultural study being conducted on the long term impact and economic inequalities, as identified by the of REFLECT on the lives of the participants players: facilitators, participants, communities, and the communities surrounding the circles. and implementing organisations. Without pre-empting that study, this paper In Bundibugyo, where REFLECT was piloted, aims to just touch upon some of the as in many communities of developing experiences we have had with REFLECT and the empowerment outcomes that have been countries, women have little say in decision observed. making, neither in their homes nor in the communities where they live. They are often First, I would like to include our understanding regarded as second class citizens who implement, without question, other people's ...

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