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  • Sensitise women on businesss accreditation and registration

    For some women, registration of any form, including car registration, acquiring a passport, transferring a land title, etc is rocket science. These tasks have been perceived as masculine. And putting the patriarchy and male dominance aside, the women have for long lagged behind in the business enterprises and entrepreneurship which further explains why it is easier for a man to access a reasonable loan scheme than a woman. This should in fact help to explain why brokers are mostly men. The men overtime have mastered the art of business.
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    With funding from European Union, Plan International and UWOPA together with 2 other partners in Lango sub region will be implementing a 3 year project titled “Combating silent violence against younger children”. The project will cover the districts of Apac, Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo and Kole. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of families in Northern Uganda to care for and protect children against violence.
    Applications are invited from qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacant post at Uganda Women Parliamentary Association.
    1. Purpose of the Post
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  • Institute of forensic sciences will ease crime investigation

    It is with pronounced pleasure that the government has embraced the notion to construct a National Institute of Forensic Sciences in Uganda, the first of its kind in the Greater Lakes Region.
    A proposal to construct the institute with support from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences in the United States of America comes at a time when the country is experiencing countless forms of crime and political and civil unrest.
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  • Domestic Violence Act monitoring in Eastern Uganda on

    Members of UWOPA from Iganga, Buyende and Bududa districts have embarked on a monitoring exercise to track progress on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in the Eastern region. The exercise has started today and will end tomorrow. Read more about [node:title]

  • UWOPA launches its commemoration of 16 Days Of Acttivism

    Press Statement: 2013 -16 Days of Activism Campaign

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  • There is need to strengthen laws that deal with sex-related offences

    Sex-related offences have continued to increase countrywide despite several interventions. According to the 2012 Annual Crime and Traffic Safety report, defilement, rape, incest and unnatural offences are on the increase.At least 8,076 defilement cases were registered the past year compared to 7,690 reported in 2011. Read more about [node:title]

  • National Validation Workshop on Women’s Substantive Engagement in Parliament and Local councils

    UWOPA in partnership with Isis-WICCE will hold a national validation workshop to disseminate key findings of the research entitled “Making A Difference: Towards Women’s Substantive Engagement in Parliament and local Council Decision Making in Uganda”. The workshop will take place on Friday 01 November 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel, May Apple Hall starting 8:45 am-1PM. The facilitator for the session is Associate Prof Ahikire Josephine. Read more about [node:title]

  • Sensitization meeting with champions of GBV

    PLAN Uganda and UWOPA have organised a sensitization meeting on Gender based violence. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th October 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala Read more about [node:title]


    We the citizens of Uganda, leaders and representatives of the Women, Youth, Persons with Disabilities, the Elderly and Workers, would like to express our disappointment and grave concern of the sexual offences that include aggravated rape that were inflicted on Zainab Mbabazi, two months ago by the Pakistan nationals-Muhamad Wakasi, Sadiq Mzee, Ahmad Shahbaz and others who work at Yuasa Motor Agency in Kampala. The preliminary investigations have shown that Mbabazi’s private parts (including her vagina, anus and perineum) were totally shattered and suffered a miscarriage later on.
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  • Sad! As lack of blood still claims lives in IHK

    As Uganda celebrates the international Safe Motherhood Day next week on 17th October 2013 in Apac District, pregnant women countrywide continue to perish and die for very idealistic explanations such as lack of blood in both private and government hospitals in labor wards while others die due to lack of skilled medical personnel. Actually, every day in Uganda, it is estimated that 16 women die due to pregnancy or childbirth related complications and it is absurd that this situation is far from over since little has been done to improve the health service delivery.
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