Catalyst Fellow, July 2020
Hannah Muzee holds a PhD in Governance and Regional Integration from the Pan African University, Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Yaoundé II Soa Cameroon. She is a Lecturer at Kyambogo University and an Associate Consultant for Uganda Management Institute. Hannah also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda and a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Science from Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda, She has received certificates from short courses such as UNCTAD online course on Trade and Gender, and is an author of a number of refereed journal articles and book chapters. Her research interests lie in Gender, Deliberation, Feminism, Human Resource Management, Social media, Governance and Politics.
Project Title: Assessing the influence of Educational Achievement on Women’s Voices during deliberations in the Ugandan Parliament
Against the backdrop of inequality in education access and consumption by women in Uganda and its consequent effect on their performance at governance levels, this writing project seeks to investigate gender inequalities in politics and delves into the influence of educational achievement on women’s voices during deliberations in the Ugandan Parliament. It is premised on the fact that whereas women’s involvement in politics is increasing, there is a deficiency in their influence in policy. The voices of women are stifled in political spaces due to a number of factors that range from gender stereotypes, patriarchy and other socio-cultural factors such as education. Thus, based on interviews with 10 long-serving women legislators with a focus on their educational qualifications and parliamentary experiences, the projects questions whether just any type or level of educational achievement provides a significant influence on the voices of women legislators during deliberations in parliament.