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Addressing the Impact of Uganda’s LC Elections Postponement on Gender Equality

July 4, 2024      

At WLEDE we recognize the significant impact of political decisions on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The recent extension of Local Council (LC) I and LC II terms in Uganda by 180 days due to logistical challenges highlights the importance of stable governance in advancing our mission​ (Monitor)​​ (NTV Uganda)​​ (SoftPower News)​.

Implications of the Postponement

The postponement of the LC elections has several implications:

  1. Governance Stability: Ensuring that local councils continue to function smoothly during the extension period is crucial for maintaining stability and delivering essential services to communities.
  2. Community Representation: The extension period provides an opportunity to strengthen community representation, including advocating for more women in leadership roles within local councils.
  3. Gender Equality Advocacy: This period can be leveraged to push for policies and practices that promote gender equality, ensuring that women and girls have a stronger voice in local governance.

Our Response

At WLEDE, we are committed to turning challenges into opportunities. Here’s how we plan to respond to the LC elections postponement:

  1. Leadership Training: We will intensify our leadership training programs to prepare more women to run for local council positions when the elections are eventually held.
  2. Awareness Campaigns: We will launch campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of women’s participation in local governance and encourage communities to support female candidates.
  3. Policy Advocacy: We will continue to advocate for policies that ensure gender equality in the electoral process and beyond, addressing barriers that prevent women from participating fully in political life.
  4. Support Networks: We will strengthen our support networks for women and girls, providing them with the resources and encouragement needed to pursue leadership roles.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is a world where gender equality is realized, and women and girls have equal opportunities to lead and succeed. Our values of empowerment, equality, respect, advocacy, and collaboration guide our efforts in achieving this vision.

Join Us

We invite you to join us in our mission to create a world where gender equality is a reality. Together, we can leverage this period of change to advocate for more inclusive and equitable governance structures. For more information about our programs and how you can get involved, please visit WLEDE.

This story addresses the impact of the LC elections postponement in Uganda and emphasizes the importance of gender equality in local governance. For more details, refer to these sources: Monitor, NTV Uganda, SoftPower News.


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