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FOWODE: May your voices be bolder from now on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 was another exciting day as the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) marked the end of yet another mentoring camp for young leaders. The 26th cohort Leadership Camp closing ceremony, was like each of the 25 before it, unique in many …

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VIDEO: How Nakaayi won historic 800m gold for Uganda

Doha, Qatar | AFP |  Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda won the women’s 800m at the world championships here Monday, producing a sprint finish to claim the throne left vacant by the absent South African Caster Semenya. Nakaayi, 24, timed her race to perfection moving onto the shoulder of leader Ajee …

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Moroto women expose businessmen, institutions over land grabbing

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Women in Moroto gathered courage and strength to report and expose land fraud cases in the district on Tuesday as the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission started probing land matters there. While in Karamoja women rarely speak at public gatherings, a good number grabbed the opportunity …

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Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday, as women across the country went on strike for equal pay. “I love badass women” and “Eliminate the patriarchy” figured …

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Winnie Kiiza to flag off new team of young women leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Former Leader of Opposition in the Ugandan Parliament Winnie Kiiza has been invited to inspire a cohort of girls who have gone through a Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) camp. FOWODE has in the past eight days conducted an annual “bold and value driven Transformative Leadership …

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Ugandan software engineers set for women in tech global awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the heart of the Kampala suburb of Kamwokya, women technologists are scaling heights in software development, an area previously associated mostly with men. Their programme Women in Technology run by Andela Uganda is among those shortlisted for the global Women in Technology Award …

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