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Professor Bantebya Kyomuhendo Grace

Rank: Professor

Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo is  a  Professor of Women and Gender Studies in the School of Women and Gender Studies Makerere University . She is a distinguished Social Anthropologist and an experienced trainer/lecturer, researcher and advocate for gender equality and social transformation.  Grace has done extensive research in poverty and social exclusion , gender poverty and social transformation, Reproductive Health, in particular maternal health,  HIV/AIDs in conflict situation, Girls and women’s empowerment and social justices , social norms and institutions impact on girls capabilities. She has also researched on women and ICT and Gender and climate change. She has published widely, most recent being a books entitled , Poverty and Shame : Global Perspectives 2014 ;  “Women, Work and Domestic Virtue in Uganda” which got an award from African Studies Association.  Grace has been consultant on numerous  projects and assignment with the most recent (2014) developing a National Child Marriage Strategy  for Uganda government supported by UNICEF.

Grace is a member of  a number of international scientific boards with the most recent being

  • Member of  Board of Management  Economic Policy Research Center ( EPRC)
  • Member of the Certification and Accreditation Committee for   Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Geneva
  • Member  African Union Scientific Committee of African Integration and Development Review Board
  • Member Editorial Board: Uganda Management Institute  Journal
  • Member Editorial Board: Agenda – Feminist Journal based in South Africa
  • Member Editorial Board of a feminist journal based in the UK, Women’s International Forum.
  • Member Board of Trustees: Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users
Research Interests:

Gender and reproductive health, poverty and social exclusion, girls and women’s empowerment , social institutions and norms,  child rights  and empowerment , leadership and gender justice

Country Experience:

Grace  has mostly worked in Uganda but with  engaged in multi country studies  involving a number of countries  , Ethiopia  Kenya , Tanzania , Rwanda  , Nepal,  Vietnam , Norway , United Kingdom , India , China


English (competent) Swahili (Basic) Nyoro and other bantu languages (competent)