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Affirmative action: Time to focus on boys!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than three decades since affirmative action for women became national policy, there are concerns that it could be tilting the balance of opportunities against the male gender.  In recent days, several netizens have cited the number of women holding key government positions, as a …

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Miria Matembe resigns as CCEDU chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda-CCEDU, Miria Matembe has resigned, accusing the government of frustrating operations of the organisation because of her political standing. In August 2021, the NGO Bureau, a body that oversees operations of Non-Government Organisations-NGOs in Uganda suspended …

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Leaders ask Oulanyah to advocate for women interests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women leaders have asked the New Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah to advocate and support the interests of women in parliament. The Soroti District Woman MP, Anna Adeke says that women were blessed to have a Speaker in the 10th Parliament (Rebecca Kadaga) who was emphasizing …

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CCEDU wants special law on 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) wants the 2021 elections postponed. CCEDU officials led by the Board chairperson Miria Matembe on Thursday told MPs sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that given the guidelines by the Electoral Commission, Ugandans …

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