CEWIGO’s Community Gender Advocacy Groups transforming Gender Stereotypes to promote women’s participation in the 2021 Elections in Uganda: Mr. Mayaabo Eliasaf’s story Mr. Mayaabo Eliasaf , is a resident of Kakoma ward, Kakiika division in Mbarara city. For the past 20 years, he has served as the LC II Chairperson of Kakoma ward; a post … Continue reading How Mayaabo’s Story is Helping Promote Women’s Participation in Elections
“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
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?