Welcome to the Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies, the oldest and biggest school of Gender Studies in Africa. The School of Women and Gender Studies, located in the College Of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a multidisciplinary academic unit that is at the forefront of academic and community initiatives to address gender and development issues from an African perspective.
The School’s vision is to be a centre for academic excellence in the discipline of women and gender studies. In so doing, the School takes seriously its role in generating gender knowledge from Africa. Its mission is to provide intellectual leadership for mainstreaming gender in all aspects of academic and non-academic endeavours. In so doing the School collaborates closely with academic institutions, policy makers, civil society and community based organisations nationally and internationally.
Established in 1991, the School has grown into a vibrant institution with national and international outlook. In executing its mandate, the School of Women and Gender Studies works through a comprehensive strategy that includes teaching; research, publication and dissemination; outreach, networking and advocacy; and gender mainstreaming. The School seeks to contribute to development in Uganda and the region at large through ensuring that gender is an integral part of the development process.
Gender responsiveness and inclusivity are core to our systems and processes, academic and non-academic. We value and respect all our stakeholders, be they staff, students, parents, sponsors and collaborators. As our future, students are particularly engaged in all school processes and activities. The Gender Ideas Hub offers a space for our students to share upcoming and ongoing ideas with colleagues, staff and wider society to receive review, encouragement and further guidance.