The number of women contesting for parliamentary seats has
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
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
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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
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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