The Forum for Women in Democracy has urged the political parties in Uganda to promote gender equity and equality and ensure that women are represented in all the political party organs.
This message is a result of a conference of FOWODE which took place between 14th and 16th June 2010 and gathered over 80 women participants in Kampala that was aimed at promoting women in politics
The meeting of women activists in their communiqué say that political parties should make amendments to their constitutions such that they can incorporate values into such constitutions that promote gender parity in their parties.
FOWODE says the reason why they are urging the political parties to this is because they are aware of the important role that political parties can play in the realization of gender equality in the politics and leadership.
FOWODE which organized the conference says that the political parties should heed to their call because increase participation of women in leadership and politics will have a positive effect on the leadership and politics in Uganda.
Despite the progress made to date, major challenges still hamper women’s full and effective participation in active politics and leadership, especially under multi party politics that were adopted in 2005 after almost 20 years of no party movement rule.
Uganda women NGO FOWODE organizes conference of women in politics
By Zacharia Tiberindwa, Ultimate Media