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DGF AND UMWA LAUNCH MEDIA GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

BY NANTEZA RITAH

The Uganda media women’s association {UMWA} has launched a media for gender equality and social justice that focuses at promoting women emancipation in media.

Launching the campaign at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala, Dr Patricia Litho the chairperson board UMWA said the campaign is geared at promoting women in different working places and fighting the fear which is common amongst woman.

The Uganda media women’s association {UMWA} in partnership with democratic Governance facility {DGF} wants to empower women where most often they have been spotted to be with inferiority complex.

ACTIVE media personalities led by Central Broadcasting Services Program Manager Abbey Mukiibi mentioned that both men and women needs to involve in decision making citing scenarios where the Men dominates media.

He challenges women to always exhibit vividness not to leave a gap which will call for a replacement by their bosses.

Other prominent media practitioners who gave inspirational talks to women include Rita Atukwasa the director institute of social transformation, Edna Ninsiima a feminist and digital communications practitioner and Catherine Mwesigwa an editor at new vision.

New visions Catherine Mwesigwa sounded mythical when she accused news rooms to be responsible for Gender bias.

The gender equality and social justice campaign launched by UMWA is on the theme leaving no one behind

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