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Women activists want EC to control security operations in campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Women activists want Electoral Commission to control security operations in the ongoing campaigns ahead of the 2021 elections. Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Forum for Women in Democracy at Mestil hotel in Nsambya, Sarah Birete, the Executive Director Center for Constitutional Governance, …

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Women activists launch group to tackle election violence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Women activists under several non governmental organizations have today launched an election observer group that will to reduce violence during the 2020/2021 elections. The group referred to as the Women’s Situation Room is made up of several women focused organizations like; Uganda Women’s Network …

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Extend social protection to informal sector – activists

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Women activists are calling on government to put in place reforms that are necessary for improving social protection within the informal sector. Social protection consists of policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets, diminishing people’s exposure to risks, and …

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Women activists arrested over age limit bill protest

Twenty four women activists from Uganda’s civil society were today arrested near the National Theater where they were planning to march to parliament to deliver a petition opposing a bill which proposes to extend the retirement age of judges. They were taken to Kiira police station. No charges have been preferred against them and they …

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