Constraints affecting the participation of girls and women in sports in Uganda
Byaruhanga, Kadoodooba Akiiki
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Despite the fact that the population of Uganda consists of nearly 60% females, there are more males involved in sports in Uganda than women. More men are penetrating sports at the international level than women in Uganda. Why and what is wrong with women participation in sports in Uganda? What is it that although the qualifying standards of women for African Games are less demanding that those of men we get less women qualifying for medals at African Championships that men? Why is it that Uganda athletics in the national teams and other sports have had nearly the same women athletes in the national teams for the last two decades? Why is it that it is increasingly difficult to replace such old athletes with young athletes?