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UN women, Stanbic fight to reduce 200 year road to gender equality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A recent survey by different organizations has revealed that it will take between 140 to 300 years to achieve gender equality in the world, while the UN Women-commissioned report recently revealed 200 years. This is based on the current level of efforts towards gender parity …

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Anti-sexual violence policies need to be strengthened at media houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MoGLSD) wants each corporate organisation, particularly the media, to have inter-gender mainstreaming policies to deal with sexual and gender-based violations.  This follows a study done in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania in the period 2016 to 2021, that …

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dfcu bank and gender equality in a modern work environment

Kampala Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | In commemoration of March as Women’s Month, a time to consciously celebrate the achievements of women while committing to doing more to enable gender equality, Patricia Akankwatsa of The Independent spoke to Hope Ekudu the Chief Operating Officer at dfcu Bank about “Driving inclusion …

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Gender, Ethics Ministers submit proposals on Anti-Homosexuality bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has recommended to parliament to include provisions for juvenile homosexual offenders in the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023. This is carried in the Ministry’s submission to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently considering the Bill …

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Want gender justice?

Investing in women lawyers counters the limited aid and philanthropy and pushes gender equality forward COMMENT | Sabrina Mahtani | One of my mentors, human rights lawyer Yasmin Jusu-Sheriff of Sierra Leone, once told me: “Individuals can be broken, they can be silenced. But it is very hard to kill an organisation …

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Females earning less than men in health sector: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in the health sector earn less than their male counterparts, this is according to a new report published by the International Labour Organization and the World Health Organization. According to the report, women in the health sector face a bigger gender pay gap compared …

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