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New Minister Sarah Kanyike promises service above political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Minister of State for Disability and Elderly Affairs,Sarah Kanyike started work Wednesday, revealing that her philosophy of public service is to deliver services to the communities and leave a positive legacy through her tenure. “The differences in political parties and …

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Gender ministry suspends six Ugandan labour recruitment firms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has suspended the activities of Middle East Consultants and five other Uganda labour recruitment firms for charging illegal registration and placement fees. The acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development James Ebitu has written …

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Gender Minister, UN Women agree to step up fight against GBV

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Women Country representative in Kampala has decried the high cost implications of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and warned that it denies Ugandan communities resources they would have put in much-needed development projects. “Uganda is incurring over Shs77 billion in cost or …

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MPs summon Security Ministers over non-compliance with gender, equity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the budget committee have summoned ministers for Defence and security to explain why the sector failed to comply with gender and equity requirements. The decision stemmed from a presentation from Equal Opportunities Commission on the gender and equity responsiveness of the …

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Kadaga to resolve Gender, Finance committees rift on NSSF Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga says she will meet the chairpersons of the Gender and Finance Committees who have disagreed over the processing of the National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019. Kadaga told Parliament that she will meet both chairpersons in order to forge …

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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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