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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
Accountabilty Tops 8WAMM Gender Funding Campaign
The future of women on the globe attracted immense attention, lobbying, and talk last week as 32 delegations of women affairs ministers from the 53 Commonwealth countries jetted into Uganda and pitched camp at Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of...
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Museveni Opens Women Conference
President Yoweri Museveni said 'education for all' was crucial in eliminating gender inequality in the Commonwealth countries. For more information, please visit All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
American Film Actor Lauds Ugandan Women
An American film star, Natalie Portman, has commended Ugandan women for their entrepreneurship, saying it has brought hope to vulnerable communities. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: Multiparty Politics Undermining Women
The multiparty system of governance does not promote women's participation in leadership, former ethics minister Miria Matembe has said. She attacked the Government for co-opting young women into State structures, making them keep quiet. For more...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: Women's Voice Still Muffled At Local Leadership Level
Although affirmative action has gone a long way in providing women with leadership roles, their impact in local councils (LCs) and Parliament is yet to be realised. To read the full article, please visit the All Africa's Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: Women MPs to Present Private Members Bill on DRB
Women Members of Parliament will present the Domestic Violence Bill (DRB) as a Private Members Bill if government fails to move it before the House by the end of this year. To read the full article, please visit the UG Pulse Website.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: Uganda's Purse is in Female Hands At Last
This Thursday, when finance minister Syda Bbumba makes a grand entry into the Serena Conference Centre to present the 2009/2010 budget, she will in all likelihood be greeted by thunderous applause. Not just because it is polite to do so, but...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: First Woman Speaker of Parliament Changing Politics
Very soon wives in Uganda will legally have the right to a share in their husband’s property, that’s if the country’s new speaker of parliament has her way. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (55) is changing the country’s political landscape and making...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Uganda: Government News- Kadaga Asks For Report On Status Of Women
18 Mar 2012 - The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the failure of the minister for gender, labour and social development to present the report on the status of women in the country to parliament. She made the...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Getting political party support, views from Uganda
Ms. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga talks about strategies employed by her in getting her political party to support her candidature to become the speaker of Parliament of Uganda.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
UGANDA: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
On February 18th, Uganda is holding presidential and parliamentary elections. The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term. In the National Assembly, 214 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 81 members...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima discusses her background, what led her into politics and the challenges she faced as a woman in Uganda. Winnie Byanyima, Director of the UNDP Gender Team, Bureau for Development Policy, was elected three times to the Uganda...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Gender Equality and Justice Programming: Equitable Access to Justice for Women
This primer outlines the major obstacles and barriers women face in accessing justice and suggests strategies and interventions to overcome these challenges. Gender mainstreaming is not a goal in itself, but rather a strategy towards achieving...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Gender Quotas in African Countries
This consolidated response highlights various types of quotas adopted in African countries and provides details on the implementation of quotas under different electoral systems. The response also includes several annexes with data on quotas based...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Africa Women's Political Leadership
This group is open to all women who wish to discuss women's political participation in sub-Saharan Africa. The Club of Madrid African Women Leaders Project brought together women from Nigeria, Uganda and Sierra Leone in a conference in Brussels in...
Monday, June 30, 2008
Addressing Violence Against Women: Piloting and Programming
This report highlights lessons learned from ten pilot projects that used a programme guide created by UNFPA to help health care providers address gender-based violence. It also summarizes presentations from ten experts on gender-based violence and...

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