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Oxfam Launches Enough Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls in Uganda

Oxfam Launches Enough Campaign to End Violence against Women and Girls in Uganda

Oxfam Uganda in partnership with Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) has launched the Enough Campaign aimed at ending violence against women and girls. The launch was held at Mystil hotel Kampala on Wednesday November 5, 2020 and was streamed live on Oxfam twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels. Listen to the campaign audio The campaign is a ten-days (10)ninitiative that will run from 5th […]

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

The Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) has unveiled their strategy for the next two and a half years of their term of office. Monicah Amoding  who is Kumi district Woman MP and the Chairperson of UWOPA revealed to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga that the Marriage and Divorce Bill is top of their agenda as […]

UWOPA elects leaders

UWOPA elects leaders

The Uganda Women’s Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA), has elected Hon. Monicah Amoding, Woman Representative, Kumi, as Chairperson of the women’s body. The elections were part of the Annual General Meeting that was held Thursday, 14th July 2016 at Parliament. Hon. Monicah Amoding beat Hon. Spellanza Baguma, Woman Representative, Kyenjojo, in a tightly contested election garnering 33 votes […]

Children and pregnant women facing mulnutrition

Children and pregnant women facing mulnutrition

Nutrition experts warn that the continued the feeding of children and pregnant mothers with none nutritional foods will impact negatively on the country’s economy and health living of the population. The nutrition specialist at Jinja regional hospital, Toko Mansuru says  that most Ugandans have failed to provide their children and themselves with nutritious foods but instead […]

Women, Youth and workers’ representation nolonger needed in parliament – Ben Wacha

Women, Youth and workers’ representation nolonger needed in parliament – Ben Wacha

The senior lawyer in the country who is also the former member of parliament for Oyam North  in Apac district Ben Wacha says its time for the three special interest groups to be thrown out of  parliament. Wacha made the remarks while at the induction seminar of members of parliament on the role of parliament in […]

Piglets for farmers

Piglets for farmers

Farmers in Entebbe have been motivated by the supply of high quality piglets to boost their income and livelihood. 30 farmers each received two piglets male and female from LAUMA Christian  training and teaching company in an effort to help the people with low income have hybrid piglets which grow fast and give them quick returns. The […]

UWOPA asks for women councils

UWOPA asks for women councils

Women members of parliament under the Uganda women parliamentarian Association have asked the new minister in the ministry of Gender labour and Social development Hajat Janat Mukwaya to initiate a process of electing women councils. The member of Uganda women parliamentary Association who is also the member of parliament for Kamwenge district Dorothy Nshaija said that […]

Female journalists recognised for election coverage

Female journalists recognised for election coverage

Excelling female journalists who performed well in the 2016 election coverage have been recognized in Uganda. Women journalists were given awards for their hard work and good performance in the media industry and participating in covering the 2016 elections despite the hardship they faced. Twenty women journalists recognized by the Uganda Media Women’s Association (UMWA) at […]

Ogwal campaigns for Kadaga as 10th parliament speaker

Ogwal campaigns for Kadaga as 10th parliament speaker

The opposition chief whip Cecilia Ogwal surprisingly campaigns for the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to retain her seat as the 10th parliament speaker. In parliament’s proceedings which were attended by only three opposition MPs, Ogwal while reading the opposition statement over the concluded women’s days where she criticized NRM for turning this day into a party day, […]

Police brutality on women a deterrent for women participation in politics – HR organisations

Police brutality on women a deterrent for women participation in politics – HR organisations

Human rights  organizations, Foundation for Human rights Initiative (FHRI) and Women Leadership Development (WLEDE) recommend that the security personnel desist from exercising excessive power over women engaging in politics as it is one of the deterrent for other women to actively participate in politics. According to a recent report on the just concluded parliamentary elections, the human rights organizations observe that […]

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