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Parliament opposes transfer of UWEP funds to Parish Devt Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s proposal to move money from the Uganda Women Empowerment Project (UWEP) to the Parish Development Model (PDM) has been rejected by legislators who said that the move will affect the welfare of women. A total of Shs29.2 billion out of the UWEP budget of Sh32 …

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Women’s vulnerability increased during COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On March.30, the International Center for Research on Women held a policy dialogue with government officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Equal Opportunities Commission, Parliament of Uganda, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, women’s groups in the informal sector, and civil society organisations …

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NGO extends UGX30Bn relief cash to private school teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the long-awaited government relief package to private school teachers becoming smoke and mirrors, a third party is coming on board to put some temporary relief cash in teachers’ pockets ahead of school reopening. Private school teachers at all levels are part of the groups of …

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PWDs in Wakiso ask gov’t to increase special grant

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities-PWDs in Wakiso district have asked the government to increase the amount of money disbursed to them. The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development started giving out a special grant to organized PWD groups in the 2009/10 financial year. The purpose of …

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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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