Women’s Day Spiced By New Parliamentary Ranking


healing geneva; font-size: small;”>In particular, visit the Minister underlines the country’s gender-sensitivity posture which has occasioned a remarkable rise in the worldwide ranking by the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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Uganda is placed at 17th position out of 188 countries globally. She also observes that the number of Ugandan women in parliament surpasses that of men in most countries.

“While the average percentage of national parliamentary seats held by women across the globe is 19.7 percent, Uganda’s is 35 percent which is admirable,”says Nakadama.

This scenario highlights the exemplary mindset of our great nation towards gender-equality.

The Minister also points out the appointment of Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe as the first female Vice President (1994-2003) by the NRM government as a milestone in African history.

Further, says Nakadama, the election of Rebecca Kadaga as the first female speaker and holder for that office is another critical landmark in Africa.

The Minister challenged all the duty-bearers to take stock of their achievements and bottlenecks encountered in their initiatives to towards the uplifting of the status of women.


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