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Women Parliamentarians complete mentorship programme

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Members of Parliament participated in a Parliamentary Scrutiny and Communications Workshop delivered jointly by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women, and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), and completed their mentorship programme in Entebbe on July …

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UN asks for gender responsive climate change policies in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gender experts have asked the government to ensure that women receive support to cope with the hazards of climate change. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Director in Uganda Dr. Mary Otieno, and her UN women counterpart, Adekemi Ndieli observe that because women are more likely …

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Parliament receives database on former LRA abductees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A database of formerly abducted women and children born in captivity has been compiled to ease creation of assistance programs towards victims’ wellbeing. The database which is a compilation of victims from Acholi sub-region was handed over by representatives of civil society, victims and UN …

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UN Women ask IGP Ochola to increase numbers of women in top leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Nations Women Organisation has asked the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, to increase the numbers of female police officers in top management. Aliker Ndyeri, UN Women deputy country representative, said police force should increase female officers’ representation in top management so that they can …

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UN women to train women vying for political office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is to train over 6,000 women with political ambitions for the forth coming 2021 general elections. The women will be trained on how to network with influential people, debate eloquently and how …

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Dealing with sexual harassment in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite the implementation of several campaigns targeting to eliminate sexual harassment, the vice is alive in various city areas. It isn’t uncommon to see men hissing or suggestively touching the bums of women in the streets, market, garage and taxi park among other places. …

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UN women inject UGX 370 million to support Ugandan women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Nation agency for women – UN Women will inject 370 million shillings to support women in Uganda. The support will be extended through the Ministry Gender Labor and Social Development for the years 2019 and 2020. It will support women from 14 selected …

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