Joint press statement by the women of uganda calling for peace and tolerance before, during and after the 2016 elections

Monday 11, 2016

 

We the women of Uganda from different walks of life - NGOs, Faith Based Organizations, academia, business, political parties and many others gathered here today under the umbrella of the Women’s Democracy Group would like to express our deepest concern at the increasing level of political violence and intolerance which is countering citizens’ aspirations for peace, inclusion and genuine democracy.

Press release- Worrying trends for women and gender

As 2016 draws closer, the women of Uganda with renewed determination are gathered here today to bring to the fore the critical issues affecting the women of this country. Our concerns and demands to the government, political parties and citizens of Uganda are;  

  1. Our disappointment with the 9th Parliament.

We the women of Uganda express our extreme disappointment with the 9th Parliament regarding their decision to pass the Constitutional Amendment Bill on August 11, 2015 omitting the views of women and the citizens of Uganda.

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