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Men still dominate Uganda’s party politics – women’s participation is mostly cosmetic

      By Hannah Muzee, Kyambogo University     Electoral gender quotas in Uganda – first introduced in 1989 – have increased women’s numbers in Uganda’s parliament to 34%. Today there are 189 women out of 557 members of parliament. But women politicians in Uganda continue to be restricted to minority representation. They are constantly battling stereotypes that seek to maintain the status quo of male dominance in political […]

todayMay 27, 2024 12


Geingob notes international violence elimination day against women

President Hage Geingob on Saturday joined Namibians and the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In a statement issued by the Presidency, Geingob noted that Namibia has made significant progress in addressing violence against women and girls through the Combating of Domestic Violence Act and the Affirmative Action Act. “These laws aim to protect victims, promote gender equality and ensure […]

todayNovember 27, 2023 6