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An elder statesman’s advice for Kadaga

As former Speaker ponders next move amid backlash from NRM Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Aggrey Awori, former presidential candidate and former minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s government has some advice for ex Speaker Rebecca Kadaga; “remain steadfast in National Resistance Movement (NRM) and help inexperienced legislators on parliamentary …

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Leaders ask Oulanyah to advocate for women interests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women leaders have asked the New Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah to advocate and support the interests of women in parliament. The Soroti District Woman MP, Anna Adeke says that women were blessed to have a Speaker in the 10th Parliament (Rebecca Kadaga) who was emphasizing …

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Women activists launch group to tackle election violence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Women activists under several non governmental organizations have today launched an election observer group that will to reduce violence during the 2020/2021 elections. The group referred to as the Women’s Situation Room is made up of several women focused organizations like; Uganda Women’s Network …

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FOWODE wins award for championing gender and equity budgeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) has been recognized for their pioneering role in advocating for Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Uganda. FOWODE were Wednesday night announced winner of a prestigious award by the Equal Opportunities Commission in the category of Civil Society Organisations. They were recognized for …

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FOWODE: May your voices be bolder from now on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 was another exciting day as the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) marked the end of yet another mentoring camp for young leaders. The 26th cohort Leadership Camp closing ceremony, was like each of the 25 before it, unique in many …

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‘One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then MP’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then a member of Parliament. My focus will be on reducing violence against women which has been a persistent problem in my area,” said Jane Bisando, as the latest Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) leadership camp …

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Winnie Kiiza to flag off new team of young women leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Former Leader of Opposition in the Ugandan Parliament Winnie Kiiza has been invited to inspire a cohort of girls who have gone through a Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) camp. FOWODE has in the past eight days conducted an annual “bold and value driven Transformative Leadership …

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