Review the Women’s day themes for the last 31 years as 18 Ugandan women still die in labor everyday

Ugandan women fetching water

With this year’s celebrations themed, “Women’s Empowerment in the Changing World of Work”, Gender Minister Mutuuzo in her message pointed out government’s commitment to elevating the status of Uganda’s working women.

The SpearTeam brings you the venue and theme of the 8th March Women’s day commemoration in Uganda over the last thirty year to assist you assess for yourself if the Museveni’s regime has lived to its words to the women. As you read this, remember 18 women die everyday in Uganda while in labor;

1986 Kololo Airstrip “Women for Peace and Development”

1987 Luwero “Shelter for Homeless and Better Homesteads for the Family”

1988 Kampala International Conference Centre “To mark the Creation of the Ministry of State for Women in Development as the National Machinery to Spearhead Empowerment of Women”

1989 Iganga “Women and Food Security”

1990 Kabale “Women and Environment”

1991 Gulu “Women and Peace”

1992 All Districts “Women and Business”

1993 Mubende “Women and Health”

1994 All Districts “Women and the Constitution”

1995 Kabarole “Women and Crisis Management”

1996 Soroti “Women and Democracy”

1997 Masaka “Women’s Empowerment: Consolidating the Achievements”

1998 Kampala (UMA) “Women’s Emancipation, Reflection on the Achievement. ”

1999 Mbarara “Women in the Struggle to Eradicate Poverty”

2000 Rukungiri “Promoting Women’s Rights”

2001 Kololo Airstrip “Education: A Tool for Women Empowerment”

2002 Kololo Airstrip “Break the Silence: Stop Violence against Women”

2003 Gulu “Act Now; Say No to Violence against Women”

2004 Kamuli “Women and HIV/AIDS: Challenges and the Way �Forward”

2005 Mpigi “Women’s role in wealth creation at household level”

2006 Kololo Airstrip “Women and Multiparty Democracy in Uganda”

2007 Kololo Airstrip “Promoting Women’s Empowerment for Development”

2008 Kololo Airstrip “The role of Women in Transforming Societies to�Achieve Political, Economic and Social Development”

2009 Mayuge District “Increase Investment in Girls Education as a Pre-�Requisite for Development”

2010 Bushenyi District “Consolidating Equal Opportunities for Women: A path �to Prosperity for All”.

2011 Kololo Ceremonial Grounds “Act now: Promote Maternal Health.”

2012 Nebbi District “Connecting Girls, Inspiring futures”

2013 Nakasongola District “The Gender Agenda”: “Connecting Grass roots Women to Development”

2014 Kumi District “In Partnership with Men and Boys for Empowerment of Women and Girls in Uganda”.

2015 Kabale District “Empowerment of Women and Girls is Progress for All: Three Decades of Gains for Ugandan Women and Girls.”

2016 Luka District “Women’s Economic Empowerment; A vehicle for Sustainable Development” .


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