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Ministry backs law on city and municipal museums

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cities and municipalities will be mandated to establish public museums if Parliament adopts a proposal from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. While making her submission before the Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry on Thursday, 01 September 2022, the Minister of State …

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Napak: 200 street children reunite with their families

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has reunited over 200 children who were recently rescued from streets of Kampala with their families in Napak district. A total of 260 children were rounded up in an operation mounted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, Ministry of Gender and police and taken …

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Government moves to amend MoU on labour externalization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started a process to ensure that Ugandans employed in the Middle East get similar terms of employment as their counterparts from other countries. This is after it was revealed that the earnings and workload for Ugandans especially those working as house maids …

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Government launches action plan for persons with albinism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has unveiled the National Action Plan (NAP) for Albinism in Uganda. Launched during the commemoration of this year’s International Albinism Day, NAP seeks to promote and protect the human rights of Persons with Albinism (PWA) anywhere in Uganda. …

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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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