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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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Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women’s team

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP |  Afghanistan has suspended five officials including the president of the country’s football federation over allegations of sexual and physical abuse against the national women’s team, officials said Sunday. The decision comes days after President Ashraf Ghani ordered the attorney general to conduct a “thorough investigation” …

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In the #MeToo era, theologians publish ‘Women’s Bible’

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Tired of seeing their holy texts used to justify the subjugation of women, a group of feminist theologians from across the Protestant-Catholic divide have joined forces to draft “A Women’s Bible”. As the #MeToo movement continues to expose sexual abuse across cultures and industries, some …

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US fails at UN to weaken measure on sexual harassment

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States failed on Monday to water down a UN resolution on combatting sexual harassment and violence against women despite backing from Russia, China, India, several Muslim countries and the Vatican. President Donald Trump’s administration sought to scrap language in the non-binding …

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FOWODE trains new crop of ‘Matembes’, ‘Byanyimas’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “This camp has taught me how to be more positive in life….Winnie Byanyima inspires me and I would like to be an MP one day,” said Judith Ninsima from Mbarara, when she was called in to share her experience at the end of a leadership …

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