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To Work Remotely: How prepared are we?

  COMMENT | MIRIAM KANYESGYE | The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged society in ways once considered unimaginable, forcing people to reconsider a wide variety of practices, from work to leisure, to basic travel and daily tasks. At the peak of the pandemic, a large proportion of the global …

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International charity starts initiative to link PWDs to jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Light for the World, a global disability NGO has started a career fair to link graduates living with various forms of disabilities to employment. This follows a survey that found out that less than 15% of PWDs practice their professions even when they excel …

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UBOS: 80% of women experience violence at work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 8 out of 10 women in Uganda have experienced some form of violence at their places of work, according to a new study done by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The study was conducted between February 2020 and February 2021, on …

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Uganda to open shelter for stranded girls in UAE

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the government of Uganda is to open a shelter in the United Arab Emirates-UAE to shelter girls that get stranded in that country after being trafficked. Museveni made the pronouncement after discussions with the executive leaders of Ugandans …

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EPRC: Men doing work traditionally done by women

Makerere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) has found notable shifts where men are increasingly taking on care work that was traditionally assigned to women. This is against the fact that previous data has stipulated that women and girls spend twice …

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Working from home produced mediocre output – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | By the time the President Yoweri Museveni directed a lockdown as a move to halt further transmission of COVID-19, Agnes Erios Nantaba, a Public Relations and Marketing Officer with the Insurance Training College formerly the Insurance Institute of Uganda was busy confirming the new …

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