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Bumper crop harvest triggers domestic violence in Amuru

Many couples in Amuru district are reportedly fighting over the ownership and sale of the crops harvested from their gardens   Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is an upsurge in cases of domestic violence in Amuru district resulting from a bumper crop harvest. Just like other parts of Northern …

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Bridging education gaps can uplift African women entrepreneurs

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Educational attainment gaps have limited the success of women-owned businesses in Africa, according to a report newly published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The “Women’s Entrepreneurship Report” studied data from tens of thousands of African entrepreneurs and firms to establish links …

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Sexually abused girls, women to get legal assistance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal Aid Service Providers Network- LASPNET has launched a campaign to connect sexually abused girls and women to lawyers who will help in giving them timely legal information and assist in seeking justice. In the campaign for eliminating violence against women and girls, Sylvia …

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Government urged to support women in markets

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Women of Uganda working in markets play an important role in moving the economy and catering for family basic needs. This is one basis that people advocating for improved working conditions for women in markets are fronting. Speaking at the 4th National Women Market Symposium …

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Money edging women, youths out of politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political aspirations of women and youths in Uganda are largely shattered by the high cost of contesting for elective offices. The conclusion is based on findings of a research that was conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Public Policy Institute and the …

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African women enjoying increasing participation in politics: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The African continent has achieved major milestones in women’s participation in political decision making during the past decade, the African Union (AU) Commission has said. “Throughout the decade, considerable progress was made in translating commitments into measurable action as most African countries took giant steps …

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