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October 18, 2017

Uganda @55: Citizens’ Voices for Enhanced Gender Equality

“Women’s issues are society’s issues”– Jane Mpagi, Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development On October 9, 2017, Uganda celebrated 55 years of independence. As the Union Jack was lowered in 1962, there was a lot of hope for the […]
October 17, 2017

The Girl Child Matters

Five years ago, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head for daring to go to school. This week, she attended her first lecture at Oxford University. Malala put her life at risk because she understood how important having an education […]
October 16, 2017

Movement Building, Critical for Ensuring Accountability

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) was among the over 30 representatives from Women’s rights’ organizations that participated in a 4 day training on movement building whose core rationale was to leverage collective power for the benefit of Ugandan women. […]
October 12, 2017

Gender Equality & Equity, a Programming Approach

Gender equality is increasingly being recognized by several communities as a fundamental element in development. Gender equality is very evident in the sustainable development agenda clearly marked at Goal 5. In Africa, the patriarchal society is very strong, especially in […]