Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018

SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS TASKED TO IMPLEMENT CEDAW LAWS

Representatives  from the Judiciary and Uganda Police   who took part in the CEDAW training for senior civil servants .

In an effort to contribute to the realization of girls’ rights in Uganda, senior Civil servants have been urged to prioritize implementation of the CEDAW articles in order to improve the wellbeing of women and girls in the country. This was highlighted on the 12th march 2018 during a CEDAW training that attracted over forty senior civil servants from the Judiciary ,Uganda police and various government ministries .The meeting was organized to equip them with knowledge and skills for effective implementation of gender related laws at work places and assess the extent at which different ministries have responded to call to improve on the budget for sexual and reproductive health rights in the national budget 2018/19 as compared to 2017/18.

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Representatives  from the Judiciary and Uganda Police   who took part in the CEDAW training for senior civil servants .

Speaking at the event Diana Kagere the Communications and Advocacy Coordinator at Centre for Domestic violence prevention (CEDOVIP) ,a local NGO partner mainstreaming women and girls rights who also co facilitated, earmarked that the Ugandan constitution was clearly in line with the CEDAW but the practical realization and implementation of the Articles was the challenge we were still experiencing .she also noted that there was need for appropriate consultation of CEDAW articles to strategically design budgets in order to cater for the real people who are affected. “We also need to challenge as individuals about Gender based violence “said Diana.

 

CEDAW is one of the international laws domesticated in Uganda in order to improve the wellbeing of women and girls in the country, however many custodians of this law lack proper skills and knowledge for effective implementation of this law, just like any other laws in the country,
Comments from Participants:

His Lord ship Justice James Eremye from Buganda road court mentioned that some of judicial officers had not yet appreciated gender issues, he therefore encouraged civil society organizations mainstreaming Gender to open up on the Judiciary to have issues affecting girls and women rectified.
Irene Kagoya the Advocacy and influencing manager at Plan International Uganda advised that there was need to seek for a multi stakeholder approach I order to keep momentum for the plight of the girl child in Uganda.

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