UWOPA Wants New Law On Gender Violence

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Legislators who include; Grace Isingoma, Woman Member of Parliament Isingiro district, Florence Mutyabule, Woman MP for Namutumba district, and Mary Turyahikayo, Woman MP Lubago county Rukungiri district among others, say that women contribute 60% of the population and to the country’s economy but their rights have continued to be violated as a result of little intervention by government.

They added that Parliament has passed many laws geared towards protection of women’s rights but all have been rendered futile because no action has been taken despite the passing of the many laws.

They also saluted this year’s theme: “In partnership with men and boys for empowerment of women and girls in Uganda” which they say is in line vision 2040 that emphasises prosperity for all.

Turyahikayo also supported government for introducing affirmative action much as some are against it arguing, that it has given women more confidence in all sectors.

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