Disability in Uganda

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At this year's Bridging the Gap for African women workshop in Kampala Uganda, a woman and her companion sat quietly on the sunny side of the room. We had a lively Question and Answer session and it was my job to pass the mic around the room and she was the last person I handed the mic to. The woman said I am a visually impaired woman and I would like to thank the … [Read more...]

Can Fairtrade lift farmers in Uganda and Ethiopia out of poverty?

Women sorting coffee beans  in Mbale Eastern Uganda

According to a much discussed report by Professor Cramer from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) the answer to this question is not necessarily and according the school's website these are the key findings from Professor Cranmer's research Most rural people in Ethiopia and Uganda enjoy a much higher standard of living than seasonal and casual agricultural … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day 2014: Bridging the gap for African Women Access to Jobs Kampala, March 6, 2014

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On 6 March 2014, Business Executives and women business owners will come together with experts from the business world, civil society, technocrats and legislators at the Uganda Manufacturers' Association conference Hall Lugogo Kampala to contribute to Post 2015 development agenda dialogue. In particular the meeting will explore the reasons why the International Labour … [Read more...]