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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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Gov’t injects UGX 1.93 billion in youth livelihood program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will this month inject 1.93 billion shillings in the Youth Livelihood Program- YLP. According to the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze, 203 groups comprising of 2,236 youths from 26 districts will receive …

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Artists to get UGX 6.6Bn Covid-19 stimulus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has set aside 6.6 billion shillings as a stimulus to artists whose activities were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They include artistes whose performances were cancelled after the government banned public gatherings in March. Speaking at the …

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MPs query SAGE roll out schedules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament have raised concerns over the roll-out plan for the Social Assistance Grants for empowerment programme- SAGE. Through the grants, the government gives out a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings to persons aged above eighty in different …

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Gender Ministry yet to receive UGX 2.4 Bn for street children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development have said that they are yet to receive the 2.4 billion Shillings allocated by Parliament to relocate street children in Kampala. The funds were requested in May 2020 through a supplementary budget. In her statement …

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Four districts in Teso added on list of SAGE beneficiaries

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four other districts in Teso sub region have been added to the Social Assistance Grants and Empowerment- SAGE program. The districts include Bukedea, Ngora, Serere and Soroti. They are among the 14 more districts that were added on the list of SAGE program countrywide. …

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Wakiso district tops in violence cases against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has topped the districts with the highest cases of violence against children, according to reports by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Out of the 1967 cases reported between January and April 2020, 934 cases were in Wakiso district, followed by …

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Gender Ministry drafting manual to give guidance on parenting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is reviewing the national parenting guidelines to come with a manual that offers tips to parents on how to raise their children to be responsible citizens. Innocent Byaruhanga, the Assistant Commissioner Family Affairs in the ministry …

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Gender Ministry embarks on drive to resettle street children

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has started a campaign to resettle over 150 children from the streets of Kampala and different towns across the country. The exercise that begun in Kampala will soon be launched in the areas of Jinja, …

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