Zelda Kakayi, the party’s Youth Coordinator for the metropolitan region says their observation is that despite the numerical strength, many female youths are shunning away from political activism over recurring forms of sexual harassment that continue to make them more vulnerable.
Alliance for National Transformation-ANT
political party has warned of tough consequences against members that will
indulge in sexual exploitation against its female members.
The warning was issued on Monday, during the training of party
coordinators from the nine districts of greater Masaka sub-region held at
Vienna Hotel in Masaka town.
Zelda Kakayi, the party’s Youth Coordinator for the metropolitan region
says their observation is that despite the numerical strength, many female
youths are shunning away from political activism over recurring forms of sexual
harassment that continue to make them more vulnerable.
Kakayi says that intend to build the ANT party as a unique party
which is identified with respect for equality and human dignity where all
people irrespective of their gender are given opportunity to freely participate
She indicates that party National Secretariat has set out to fully observe zero
tolerance to sexual harassment as one of their core values.
Kakayi, who confessed to be survivor of political sexual
exploitation as she sought a leadership position, explains that such habits by
either male youth or men in positions of authority has greatly limited female
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She explains that their agenda is to create a new foundation that provides
an environment that empowers young women to effectively exploit their
leadership potentials through which they can amplify their voice to have their
challenges attended to.
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Ambassador Edith Ssempala, the party’s National Coordinator of the Women’s
league says besides promotion of women participation, the policy will help them
build a culture that ensures respect to women dignity and eventually pass it
over to the entire social spectrum of the country.
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Retired Major General Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the Party’s National Coordinator
says that they have also working out modalities addressing such challenges
within their party constitution by embedding in it punitive mechanisms against
such social excesses.