Women participation in political processes in Uganda: Evidence from National Survey
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Women continue to shy away from political and authoritative positions despite well-grounded laws in place. Low participation of women in positions of power and influence continues to threaten the long-term attainment of the gender equality as they are taken advantage of in work places, homes and communities. Women are seen to participate in political leadership only in positions that are standing such the Women District representative , beyond which, women disappear as observed from the low membership in Parliament for directly elected constituency positons. This points to the need for more awareness and support of women causes in Uganda. This Policy Brief examines the status of women participation in political and leadership positions, trends, the likely impact and possible policy responses using data from the 2017 Uganda National Governance Peace and Security Survey Report.
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