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East, Southern Africa roots for new law to end FGM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Countries in East and Southern Africa have agreed to make a regional law that will hold perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation-FGM accountable across borders. This decision was taken on Thursday during the third inter-ministerial cross-border meeting for addressing female genital mutilation at Speke Resort Munyonyo. …

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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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Gov’t to construct additional shelters for GBV victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is considering constructing more shelters for gender-based violence (GBV) victims across the country. Currently, through Public-Private partnerships, the country has established 13 GBV shelters in different parts of the country. The shelters provide temporary accommodation as referral linkages are made to ensure the …

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Bunyangabu district MPs task RDC to investigate ghost Saccos

Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Bunyangabu district have tasked the Resident District Commissioner Jolly Tibamanya to investigate the validity of Emyooga associations. Davis Kamukama, the Bunyangabu County MP and Peace Mutuuzo Regis, the District Woman MP who are currently assessing the impact of the Emyooga program …

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Tooro kingdom, Kabarole district resolve land dispute

Kabarole, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Tooro Kingdom and the Kabarole District administration have finally agreed on an amicable resolution over a land dispute. This comes after an eight-hour meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala on Wednesday. In attendance was Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda who headed the government …

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More women than men get SAGE monthly payments – Minister

Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment (SAGE) provides for older persons 65 years and above a monthly stipend of 25,000 Shillings Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Development Peace Mutuuzo says that elderly women have been recorded as the biggest recipients of the national …

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Inzu Ya Masaba succession wrangles suck in minister Mutuuzo

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Gender Labor and Social Development State Minister, Peace Mutuuzo is being accused by one of the factions in Inzu Ya Masaba for being behind the leadership disputes that have bedevilled by the cultural institution.  Inzu has been struggling to gazette its new cultural head …

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