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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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Kadaga roots for women rights in Ghana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has yet again taken to the international scene the fight for equal representation of women in leadership. Kadaga told legislators and key leaders in Ghana that states can increase participation of women in leadership and power through legislation and …

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Women entrepreneurship program plunges into funding crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry is stuck with thousands of women groups seeking funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program- UWEP. The program, in its third year of implementation continues to suffer consistent decline in budgetary allocations from Ministry of Finance, Planning and …

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Women NGO wants minimum wage to protect employees

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime …

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