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Tayebwa pledges Parliament support in GBV fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has pledged Parliament’s support to Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) in the fight against violence against on women and girls. Tayebwa made this commitment in a meeting on gender based violence at Parliament, held on Wednesday, 07 December 2022. The event …

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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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UWOPA urges gov’t to find money to support maternal health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) have asked government to re-align its priorities and find money to fight maternal mortality which they said is on the increase. UWOPA members said that the budget proposed for the health sector for financial year …

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Mentorship and leadership programme for women parliamentarians launched

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The British High Commission, in partnership with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) on December 07 launched the second cohort of their mentorship programme for women parliamentarians in Uganda. The one-year programme, which will …

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Woman MPs ask female ministers to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament under the Uganda Woman Parliamentary Association –UWOPA have appealed to women appointed to cabinet positions to champion the fight against corruption. Led by association chairperson, Pamela Kamugo who is the Budaka Woman MP, UWOPA members addressed journalists at Parliament shortly after the …

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Kadaga reveals how gov’t tried to impede sexual offenses bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has commended Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), for standing up to the executive and moving with the gender-related bills that have been passed. Kadaga was speaking at the awards ceremony at Parliament where UWOPA celebrated members for their role in …

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UWOPA wants Museveni to expeditiously assent to Employment Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Woman Parliamentary Association – UWOPA have asked President Yoweri Museveni to urgently assent to the Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed recently by the House. Approved on Thursday this week, the bill seeks to regulate the employment of domestic and migrant workers abroad as …

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UWOPA tasks gov’t to reduce digital divide ahead of 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Female legislators have called for increased funding to the Uganda Communications Commission in order to reduce the digital divide in the proposed virtual campaigns.    The legislators under their umbrella group the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) observed that UCC needs to support voters and …

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