Women & Gender

Gov’t urged to Integrate Gender Mainstreaming in Public Policy Making

Summary: Activists urged the government to include gender considerations in public policy for economic transformation and social sustainability during a May 21 policy dialogue at Makerere University, organized by the College of Business and Management Sciences with American University. KAMPALA, (Examiner) – Activists have called on the government to incorporate …

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Dr. Musheshe Leads URDT’s Feature Day Toward Self-Reliance, Community Empowerment

Summary: Dr. Mwalimu Musheshe, founder of the Uganda Rural Development and Training Program (URDT) and Vice-Chancellor of African Rural University (ARU), highlighted the significance of URDT’s Feature Days. These events promote self-reliance, community collaboration, and spontaneous leadership by involving students, staff, and community members in collective efforts. KAGADI, (Examiner) – …

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Tanzanian official thanks China for empowering women in poverty alleviation

Summary: Tanzania’s government thanked China for supporting women’s economic empowerment. Minister Dorothy Gwajima highlighted China’s donation of sewing and hatching machines to Tanzanian women entrepreneurs, aiding poverty alleviation. This was announced during her ministry’s budget presentation for 2024/2025. The government of Tanzania expressed gratitude to the Chinese government on Friday …

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US Criticizes Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law as Insufficient for Human Rights Protection Post Anti-Gay Verdict

Summary: The US criticizes Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law, calling it insufficient for safeguarding human rights. Despite some sections being struck down, concerns remain over threats to LGBTQI+ rights. Uganda faces Western backlash, including aid cuts, since enacting the law, which imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality-related offenses. Following the Uganda Constitutional Court’s …

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