Two of my social media actions on Facebook got me thinking about the participation or not of the greater body of women in campaigns for and voting in the 2021 parliamentary and presidential elections. One month ago, on the 4th August, it was the anniversary of my birth. This year, I celebrated it with a… Continue reading ‘Scientific Elections’ and Women’s Participation
Shortly after give a TEDx Kira Talk: "Going back to our roots" I read somewhere that the strength of menstruation period pains can be equivalent to the force of pain experienced when one gets a heart attack. Yes, it is that time of the month and am high on pain killers; which if not taken… Continue reading I am a Woman of Substance
A deeper analysis of Mr. Museveni's cabinet of six months ago, in fact, reveals that the top five positions in cabinet - President, Vice President, Prime Minister, and the 1st and 2nd Deputy Prime Ministers - were all men, and it continues to be the case even now. Of the full ministers in Mr. Museveni's cabinet of six months ago, 64 percent were men and only 36 percent were women. Of the Ministers of State, 66 percent were men and 34 percent were women.
In December 2019 when President Museveni reshuffled his Cabinet he continued with the long tradition of marginalizing women. Yes, the position of President of the Republic of Uganda has never been held by a woman; nor has a woman ever held the position of Prime Minister of Uganda. President Museveni's current cabinet is revealing in… Continue reading Missed Opportunities at Uganda Women’s Day 2020