“For me, a better democracy is a democracy where women do not only have the right to vote and elect but to be elected”, Michelle Bachelet – former President of Chile. Uganda still faces inequitable participation of women in political leadership and decision making processes. According to a UNDP Report published in 2011, the Government … Continue reading CEWIGO Takes the Discourse On Enhancing Women’s Participation In Politics To The Communities
The Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO) in partnership with UNHCR and Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) are pleased to share with you the joy of celebrating the 2019 International Women’s day (IWD) with refuges. The celebrations were hosted by Jesuit Refugee Services and presided over Ms. Noreen Nampewo from CEWIGO as the chief guest. The … Continue reading CEWIGO Celebrates International Women’s Day With Refugee Women & Men
Unequal participation in politics and decision making processes could be one of the reasons why Uganda may not attain the middle income status by 2020 Background Uganda is a party to various international, regional and sub-regional legal frameworks on women’s participation in leadership and decision making. Key among these include the Universal Declaration of Human … Continue reading Women’s Leadership and Achievement of Development Targets
Women too should be protected against FGM Despite the existence of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act (2010), both women and girls in the whole of Sebei sub region are being subjected to FGM. The continued practice is being attributed to the lack of protection from stigma and discrimination of women and girls that have not undergone … Continue reading Why the Fight Against FGM in Sebei should be Strengthened
In broad terms, a nation/state is said to be at peace and security when there is respect for self-determination, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Peace also prevails when there is no use or threat, use of force, aggression, military occupation, interference in the internal affairs of a country, the elimination of domination, discrimination, oppression and … Continue reading Is Uganda really peaceful?