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17 percent women think gender equality is not practical: Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventeen percent of women in the country think gender equality is not practical and that men are more knowledgeable than women, a new baseline survey to assess access to equality by women has revealed. Funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands, the survey was conducted by the …

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Minister Mutuuzo courts Kasese leaders on proposed split

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Gender and Culture, Peace Mutuuzo has asked the leaders in Kasese to support the proposed split of the district. She wants the current leaders to prioritise the split of the district in their tenure for better service delivery. In 2016, Kasese …

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation

How COVID-19 undermines cross border efforts to curb the vice Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | As countries introduce more comprehensive anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) laws and policies, cross-border FGM has emerged as a new trend among practising communities to evade prosecution. And it has been escalated by the COVID-19 …

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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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