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Violence Against women an Affront to Human Dignity

Afdb Boss Donald Kaberuka

Kabarole district has no capable leader who can successfully outs me from Parliament, here http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-autoloader.php Bunyangabu county lawmaker, http://cmlsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-rewrite.php Hon Adolf Mwesige has disclosed.

Mwesige, http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-formatting-functions.php who doubles as Minister for Local Government said, “As other leaders in the district are being stressed up by the pressure from candidates intending to contest against them, I’m not shaken because there is no leader that can contest with me”.

“I’m very strong enough on ground and those trying to contest against me in the forthcoming general elections shall not manage to conquer and remove me from parliament,” he added.

He made the remarks while officiating as a chief guest at Rwimi Parents Nursery and Primary school during the parent’s day celebrations at Rwimi town council, Kabarole district. He pledged to contribute shs3m towards the purchase of a water tank.

The Minister’s tough comments came following the pressure from contestants who are on ground mobilizing people towards income generating projects, education among other programs, just a year to the 2016 general elections.

The candidates who have so far shown interest to compete with Minister Mwesige include Kabagyo Kisembo an Engineer, Hussein Kato, an accountant and Ali Karatunga, a businessman.

Alfred Bainomugisha of Rwimi Town Council noted that Mwesige who used to snub invitations for community work has started dishing out money ahead of the 2016 elections.

Several people at the function told Chimpreports that Mwesige will face stiff resistance during the 2016 polls “for taking us for granted.”

The minister has served as the area’s MP for almost 20 years.
By Donald Kaberuka

Idah Chilufya is a cross-border trader in the Great Lakes region. She is a fifty-year-old widow with four children.

To raise an income selling her two boxes of tomatoes, here http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/menu/wpml-translation-selector.class.php she has faced daily threats of intimidation, this robbery and sexual assault.

Violence against women has to stop. As I’ve stated before: violence against women is violence against all of us. It’s an affront to human dignity. And it’s happening in our neighbourhood. Recent data show that the rates of sexual violence against women in Africa exceed 45%, viagra 40mg 10% higher than the global average. It’s a hard-hitting reality with a catalogue of abuses ranging from rape used as a weapon in conflict, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage, to attacks on schoolgirls.

So it is our issue. And we have to take action. The African Development Bank invests in human capital. Violence against women and girls destroys half of the biggest asset Africa has – its people. Our Ten Year Strategy to transform the continent can only be measured through changes in the lives of each African woman and girl.

They need to take active part in our growth, realising their high potential free from violence. They need to be supported through shocks, where they are affected the most. With Ebola, it’s making sure women get back on track quickly for themselves and their communities. And that way play their part in Africa’s wider open for business story.

The Bank’s projects, working with our partners, are making an impact. In Idah’s case, alongside another 1,000 cross-border women traders, she is now part of the formal economy.

As a member of a traders’ association that looks after her welfare, she is growing her business thanks to our training and support. That’s why our Gender Strategy focuses on economic empowerment, knowledge and capacity building and legal status and property rights to deliver for women’s prospects across Africa.

Here the Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender is leading our committed call to action and at the same time tracking our delivery, making sure we are held to account.

Together with our Regional Member Countries, business and civil society partners we are campaigning to end violence against women across the continent and across our communities. In solidarity with this year’s UNiTE to end violence against women campaign to ‘orange the world in 16 days’, our offices and online platform will go orange during this time to mark the colour of new horizons.

In the words of Graça Machel, “women constitute knowledge, expertise, talent and powerful energy. It is imperative they take centre-stage in influencing the decisions and processes that are re-shaping the global economic and financial systems.”

The African Development Bank is championing women and girls’ empowerment, so that together with the continent’s men and boys, they share in equal participation, peace and prosperity. That is our joint responsibility. Today and for Africa’s tomorrow.

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