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Ambassador Malac To Women: Speak Out :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Ambassador Malac To Women: Speak Out

Ritah Aciro, the Executive Director of Uganda Womens Network UWONET, which organized the meeting, cautioned women against fighting each other and instead use their positions to empower women in the grassroots.
U.S Ambassador Deborah Malac chatting with Former Ethics Minister, Miria Matembe at Serena Hotel

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The United States Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac says women should use their voices to fight against barriers, which hinder them from leadership and economic empowerment.

Malac says unless women speak out and demand for the same opportunities like men, they will continue lagging behind.

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She was speaking at a Public dialogue on women leadership organised by Uganda Women's Network in Kampala on Monday. According to Malac, gender equality has been misunderstood by men, yet in essence, women are looking for the same opportunities like men.

She tasked governments to provide equal opportunities to both men and women and include women in making decisions that affect them directly.

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Ritah Aciro, the Executive Director of Uganda Women's Network (UWONET), which organized the meeting, cautioned women against fighting each other and instead use their positions to empower women in the grassroots.

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Outspoken women rights activist, Miria Matembe noted that the women movement has become retrogressive due to political divisions that have split the gender equality agenda.

“We have been captured by being co-opted into the state structures, which have swallowed us and made us quiet. If you have high hopes in the new MPs, wait and see,” Matembe lamented.

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