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Putting Youth and Women at the forefront of influencing the Ugandan Parliament’s legislative agenda

Youth and Women in Uganda need to be put at the forefront of influencing the Ugandan Parliament’s legislative agenda.

78 percent of Uganda’s population is below the age of 30, and 51 percent are women. A robust legal and policy framework for young people’s and women’s representation in governance exists, but it has done little to address the limited and divided opportunities for these groups to influence national policies. What is more, it has been difficult to create meaningful legislation which is responsive to the social, economic and political needs and aspirations of women and young people in Uganda.

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