October 31, 2020
October 31, 2020

UN to lead Ugandan women in influencing protective rights policies


By Mukose Arnold Anthony.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms Rose Malango has assured Ugandan women her full support and follow ups on all pending policies and bills that will see them enjoy their rights.
Malango who on Friday morning was the guest speaker at the launch of a three days Women  achievement exhibition at hotel Africana in Kampala organized by Akina Mama Wa Africa said that, it is unfortunate that today, Ugandan women are still being harassed at their places of work, not only sexually but also economically.
Malango added that, much as its naturally known all over that women are supposed to give birth, but few work places have breastfeeding centers and in some organizations women are  terminated from their jobs if they try to breastfeed at her work place.
Ms Malango advised that each woman has a journey to walk but it is always good for her to have a sense of commitment and ambition on the quality of life, kids and family she would love to live.
It is up her advice that she promised to lead Ugandan women to the relevant government bodies and policy making offices to see that they too enjoy equal rights as their counterparts.
“I shall lead you to the cabinet and make a follow up on the pending minimum wage bill which we believe shall foster the incomes of our women” Ms Malango promised.
“I am to help you in influencing policies aimed at eliminating violence at work places and create an inclusive working country for all genders” UN Resident Coordinator added.
Ms Eunice Musiime, Executive Director Akina Mama Wa Africa said that the exhibition is one of the activities that are in their campaign “Women at work” which is aiming at building a women movement advocating for better laws and policies on addition to creating awareness on women human rights.
The exhibition drew women from different organizations including a section of the female members of parliament, domestic workers, sex workers, civil servants, informal and market vendors among others.
This was part of the I International Women’s day cerebrations activities due for Sunday 9, 2020.
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