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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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Women unemployment high-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report analysing women issues by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicates that there has been an increase in unemployment among women in Uganda. Titled Gender Issues in Uganda: An analysis of gender-based violence, asset ownership and employment, the report was done in partnership with …

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Nabagereka: Cultural education key

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda has called upon for the inclusion of cultural studies in the education curricula in order to eliminate some of the vices that have made the population unruly. The Nabagereka says that formal education without character is not as …

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Social protection for informal sector key – women activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Women activists have noted that the informal sector which provides for 61% of the employment in Uganda has over the years been left unchecked by government especially in Social protection of the employees. Women activists have therefore asked the government to balance the existing …

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Women oppose channeling UWEP Funds through districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Women’s Council has advised Ministry of Finance against channeling Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program – UWEP funds through the districts . During the Council sitting held at Bunyangabu district headquarters on Thursday, the council chairperson, Faridah Kimbowa, said that the Finance Ministry has …

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Museveni gives out Shs17b to youth, women

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni has given shs17billion to women and youth groups carrying out projects under the Youth Livelihood and Uganda Women Entreprenuership programmes. The youth from 26 districts received dummy cheques worth Shs.8 billion for 915 targeted projects, while women groups from 43 …

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