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Monday, November 09, 2020
The impact of the cost of politics on inclusive political participation in Uganda
This study applied a conceptual framework that uses a comparative and gendered approach to estimate the cost of politics, using a set of pre-identified variables regularly incurred by both candidates seeking political office and elected...
Monday, November 09, 2020
How much does it cost to be a politician in Uganda?
As Uganda’s general elections, scheduled for January and February 2021, approach, many are asking what they will bring. Another important question to ask, however, is what they will cost. A new report begins to answer this question. Drawing on...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UN Women and Electoral Commission discuss women's participation in polls
In an effort to increase the participation of women in the coming general elections, UN Women officials have met with the top leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) to discuss the road map for the elections. This is intended to come up with...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Uganda: More women urged to enter politics ahead of 2021 General Elections
Former Ethics and Integrity minister Dr. Miria Matembe has challenged women to take up more leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, in order to achieve gender balance. Matembe also former Mbarara district woman Member of...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Rose Kabagyenyi
Rose Kabagyenyi is a Member of Parliament from Uganda. This interview was conducted in October 2019 in the margins of the the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrad.
Friday, September 27, 2019
UN envoy applauds Uganda for empowering women
Bhatia, who also doubles as the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Women said she was pleased that at least 52 percent of positions on the committees in Maaji Refugee Settlement in Adjumani district, Northern Uganda were won by women. The United...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Norbert Mao
Norbert Mao is the President of the Democratic Party of Uganda. In this interview, he shares his experience in pushing for measures to boost women's participation in politics.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Women's Empowerment in Uganda. Impact evaluation of the project 'Piloting gender sensitive livelihoods in Karamoja'
Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organisation’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as enhance learning across the organisation. Under this framework, a small number of completed or mature...
Monday, April 21, 2014
Women’s empowerment and corruption prevention can go hand-in-hand
A recent discussion at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women initiated by UNDP and partners highlighted what an asset grass-roots women’s organisations can be in the fight against corruption in their communities. The discussion...
Monday, October 07, 2013
Susan Nakawuki
Interview with Hon. Susan Nakawuki, Member of the East African Legislative Assembly and member of the Parliament in Uganda, speaking on stereotypes, contesting against men and succeeding. In Geneva during IPU's General Assembly, October 2013
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
EAC political integration dialogue opens in Kigali, Uganda
Women leaders from the EAC holding national, regional and international offices as well as selected male political leaders are in Kigali attending the 3rd EAC dialogue on political integration. The two-day dialogue on the theme: EAC Women Leaders as...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Betty Amongi-Ongom
Interview with Ms. Betty Amongi-Ongom, Member of Parliament of Uganda during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27 2013 in Quito, Ecuador.      
Monday, March 25, 2013
Bintu Jalia Lukumu N Abwooli
Interview with Ms Bintu Jalia Lukumu N Abwooli, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
CHOGM to Boost Empowerment
Uganda will host women leaders and ministers in charge for women affairs in Kampala for the 8th Commonwealth Women Affairs Ministers Meeting. The theme of the upcoming meeting is "Financing Gender Equality for Development and Democracy." For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Women NGO Trains Prisoners
WOMEN Prisoners' Support Organisation (WPSO), a non-governmental organisation, together with Irish Aid, has established a functional literacy and skills training programme for prisoners in Jinja main prison. For more information, please visit All...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda Wants More Women To Join Army
Uganda's position to increase the number of women in the military, police and prisons services, professions that have largely remained a preserve of men was presented by the State Minister for Gender, Rukia Isanga at the ongoing 8th Commonwealth...

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