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End violence against women – UNFPA representative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Uganda has called for an end to injustice and impunity against victims of gender-based violence. It says Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage bring consequences that violate basic rights of women and girls. UNFPA representative in Uganda, …

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Danish Govt gives sh6bn COVID-19 support to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Danish Government has offered sh6 billion (14,500,000 Danish Kronner) to support Uganda’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The two grants, 10 million DKK for WHO and 4.5 million  DKK for UNFPA, aim at supporting Government of Uganda’s efforts towards the emergency response to the …

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African peer review, Kadaga meeting flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A meeting between a team from the African Peer Review Mechanism-APRM and the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday flopped.     The APRM team was supposed to present Uganda’s second review report to Kadaga at Parliament. However, the meeting was called off because Kadaga was having other …

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Population data, demographic dividend and tax collection key for Uganda’s economic growth

COMMENT | Ndereya Besi | This week, Uganda plays host to two African conferences. First, the 8th African Population Conference (APC) and the 4th International Conference on tax in Africa. APC is organized in conjunction with National Population Secretariat and supported by the Union of African Population Council in conjunction with United Nations Fund …

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UNFPA seeks USD 400 million for unfinished population agenda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking for USD 400 Million to continue work on the unfinished population agenda in Africa. The agenda includes ending preventable maternal deaths claiming 85,000 mothers annually, ending sexual transmission of HIV, ending unmet needs for family planning …

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Fight for safe abortions is far from over, say experts

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The fight for safe abortions is an uphill struggle with half of all terminations worldwide still conducted in risky conditions, pro-choice advocates told a major women’s health conference in Nairobi. Despite gains in many countries, there are huge barriers in poorer parts of the world, they …

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Youths petition speaker Kadaga over unemployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of youths has petitioned Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga demanding immediate action to reduce unemployment. The petition was presented through the  umbrella; Uganda Youth Federation for Good Governance, today. Eric Bithum Opondo, the Organisation’s General Secretary said  that parliament needed to recognize that …

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