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Pandemic accelerated cases of FGM – Gender ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda registered an increase in cases of Female Genital Mutilation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. FGM is the removing of the external genitalia of girls and young women in some traditional cultures. In Uganda, FGM is practiced …

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Gender ministry seeks additional UGX16Bn to support GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is seeking additional 16 Billion Shillings to support the victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). According to the State Minister for Gender and Culture Peace Mutuuzo, the country is registering a high prevalence of Gender-Based Violence but the …

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MPs resolve to station NSSF supervision under gender ministry

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender committee of Parliament has resolved to revert the management and supervision of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to the Ministry of Gender. The fund is a government agency responsible for the collection, investment and distribution of retirement funds from employees who are …

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Gov’t tightens grip on external labour companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development seeks to tighten its grip on external labour export companies in fresh regulations for the recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers. Titled, “The Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers) Regulations 2021 Statutory Instrument 47 of 2021”, the regulation …

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Gov’t yet to disburse UGX 1.4Bn relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1.4 Billion Shillings is yet to be disbursed to vulnerable people as Covid-19 relief cash. This was revealed by Julius Kakeeto, the Post Bank Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Director Andrew Kabeera on Friday while appearing before the joint parliamentary team, comprising the Public and …

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Ministry warns of Covid-19 cash online scams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry has raised a red flag over unscrupulous individuals inviting people to register for the government COVID-19 grant. The scammers are using a web-based link, which went viral on different social media platforms shortly after the Prime Minister Robinah …

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Ministry calls for collective responsibility to end child labour

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has called for collective responsibility to end child labour in the country. Aggrey Kibenge, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says the country is not lacking laws and policies against child …

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Boys, men faced increased sexual violence during lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A survey by the Makerere University School of Public Health has indicated that many more men and boys are being battered, sexually abused, or forced into sex by women. The finding is based on a survey conducted in August 2020, among 2,500 adolescent boys and …

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