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Career opportunities languish for women in 30s: survey

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | More than 86 percent of responders feel that career opportunities languish for women in their 30s, said a recent survey by the China Youth Daily. This is recognized by at least a portion of men as males account for 37.3 percent among the 1,973 responders. The …

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PWD leaders in Kasese decry abuses against girls with disabilities

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Representatives of Persons with Disabilities- PWDs in Kasese district have expressed concern about abuses against girls and women with disabilities. The coordinator Kasese district union of people with disabilities Peter Baluku says that since the beginning of the year, the organization has received more …

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Women, climate change and COVID-19

  COMMENT | Amumpiire Anna Akandwanaho | The outbreak of COVID19 pandemic is causing innumerable human suffering globally and there is fear that it is likely to worsen gender based inequalities worldwide. When a crisis hits a country, women are among those who suffer the most. The world is currently …

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Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday. The UNHCR said they may be forced into “survival sex” or child marriages. Lockdowns imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have restricted movement and led to the …

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9 in 10 of all people hold bias against women

United Nations, United States | AFP | Nearly 90 percent of the world’s population — of every gender — holds some prejudice against women, according to a UN study published Thursday, ahead of International Women’s Day. The United Nations Development Programme studied 75 countries representing 80 percent of the world’s population …

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Ugandan women speak out on rape

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of Ugandan women kicked off the New Year with accusations of rape against men they worked with, partied with and some who were their bosses at their places of work. Irene Namarah, a former employee of Matooke Republic, a weekly newspaper, …

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Women shun UPDF recruitment in Arua

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Women in West Nile region have shunned the UPDF recruitment exercise taking place in Arua with less than 10 ladies out of over 1000 candidates who turned up for the exercise today.  The recruitment for West Nile region taking place at the Arua town police …

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