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Number of Women Contesting for 2021 Parliamentary Seats Increases

While the 2016 elections saw 405 candidates vying for Woman Member of Parliament seats in 112 districts, this time there is a surge of 638 women candidates in 146 districts.

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The number of women contesting for parliamentary seats has increased. 

While the 2016 elections saw 405 candidates vying for Woman Member of Parliament seats in 112 districts, this time there is a surge of 638 women candidates in 146 districts.

This means that at least each Woman Member of Parliament seat has attracted at least four candidates, compared to three in 2016.

Shamim Malende, the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate for Kampala Woman Member of Parliament wants to deliver service in a new government, to change mindsets in leadership by putting people first and values in place. 

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Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is one of many women candidates with who is running in the 2021 elections, which also helped Nyanzi earn the endorsement of the biggest opposition party. 

Nyanzi thinks she can push for better laws that don’t oppress Ugandans, but mostly women, like the Public Order Management Act, Computer Misuse Act and alterations made in the 1995 constitution must be stopped. 

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Faridah Nambi, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate brings a wealth of experience in dealing with children, Youths and the underprivileged in Kampala and that she says was not reflected well by the past women parliamentarian. 

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Paul Bukenya, EC Media and Public Relations Manager says more women have embraced to stand for elective politics because of the communication from 2021 election stakeholders since the launch of the road map. 

They form the largest number of voters 52% of the 17,658,527 million voters in the register.  

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