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Uganda: HRAPF 2015 Women’s Day Message

Uganda has made significant strides in the struggle to respect, promote and protect women’s rights. This is especially evident in its legal framework, which is all encompassing and gender neutral. However although the laws recognise the need to protect women’s rights, their implementation breeds a different result. Many laws that appear gender neutral on the books are actually implemented discriminatively against the women. This is as a result of failure for the legislature to address the embedded, institutionalised and structural gender inequalities that have been caused by decades of gender discrimination and marginalisation.