FOWODE LAUNCHES A REPORT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN ELECTIONS.

FOWODE is a national non-partisan women’s rights organisation established in 1995 with the vision of ‘A just and fair society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision making processes.’

In order to generate evidence to guide the development of laws and design of programs that can protect women and facilitate their political and electoral participation through the mitigation and prevention of violence, FOWODE undertook a study on Violence against Women in Elections (VAW-E) in Uganda with a view of generating policy options to address the vice. The launch of the study was held on Friday 15th February 2019 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. It attracted over 100 participants that included representatives from Parliament, Government MDAs, Civil Society, Political Parties, Academia and media. It was officially opened by Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi, the Chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC).

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