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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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Women in Fort Portal receive training on financial literacy

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 100 women in Fort Portal city have been trained on financial literacy by Stanbic Bank. The three-day training at Gardens restaurant in Fort Portal targeted to help women access knowledge to finance accessibility, finding markets, suppliers and strong business records that can …

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Activists want women at the forefront of Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic justice activists are worried that the anticipated intentions of the Parish Development Model-PDM may not be fully realized if women are not allowed equal or even higher stakes in its implementation. The program is a new strategy designed to improve household incomes and lift …

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Affirmative action: Time to focus on boys!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than three decades since affirmative action for women became national policy, there are concerns that it could be tilting the balance of opportunities against the male gender.  In recent days, several netizens have cited the number of women holding key government positions, as a …

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Women’s vulnerability increased during COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On March.30, the International Center for Research on Women held a policy dialogue with government officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Equal Opportunities Commission, Parliament of Uganda, Uganda Bureau of Statistics, women’s groups in the informal sector, and civil society organisations …

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