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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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New campaign against Gender-Based Violence goes online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corporate logos and¬†Intellectual Property¬†(IP)¬†receive greater protection online than human beings do, according to the United Nations Population Fund-UNFPA, the women‚Äôs health¬†agency¬†that works to end¬†gender-based violence. The concern was raised at the launch of a new campaign to help shield women’s bodies and minds from¬†cyber¬†violence. …

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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. ‚ÄúThe 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. ‚ÄúUganda 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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