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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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Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris, France | AFP | Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police …

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FOWODE wins award for championing gender and equity budgeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) has been recognized for their pioneering role in advocating for Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Uganda. FOWODE were Wednesday night announced winner of a prestigious award by the Equal Opportunities Commission in the category of Civil Society Organisations. They were recognized for …

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