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Parliament commended for promoting women and girls rights

Photo: Echwalu Photography

Photo: Echwalu Photography

The Parliament of Uganda has been commended for the actions taken to promote women and girls rights in Uganda amidst the challenges brought about by a reluctant Executive. Speaking during a meeting of the Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter Parliamentary Union Chairperson  Mensah Williams of Namibia paid glowing tribute to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga following a report of the activities so far been carried out in the Parliament of Uganda.

Oyam South MP Betty Amongi  briefed the meeting about the success of the first ever Women’s Parliament held in Kampala in July this year under the theme Women’s participation and empowerment: Addressing challenges of Convention of Elimination of Discrimination against Women implementation. Amongi said the Women’s Parliament culminated in the launching of the “Call for Action” hand in hand with the “He for She” campaign.

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