Support for women in Uganda

EU parliamentarians support female parliamentarians in Uganda:

The Uganda Women's Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) is set to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA), to ensure gender equity through legislation. Kris Debref, AWEPA’s director of bilateral programmes for Africa, said the Ugandan parliament was selected as one of the African parliaments to benefit from AWEPA's programs in the next five years.

"We have selected Uganda as one of the beneficiaries. It will be interesting to hear from you the women legislators on what should be the priority," she said.

Debref was speaking at a meeting with woman MPs at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday. At the meeting, Johan Van Hecke, a senior parliamentary advisor for AWEPA, noted that through the Ugandan parliament, AWEPA had already committed its support to two parliamentary committees: the one of labor, gender and social development, and that of equal opportunities.