On Tuesday, Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Party finalised a 2-day Women’s Conference at Esella Country Hotel, Wakiso.
The conference was officially opened by Deputy President Owek. Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo on Monday who emphasized the plight of Women in Leadership and encouraged them to take on all Political spaces available including the Presidency.
The leader of Minority in Parliament Rt. Hon. Betty Aol Ocan gave a key note address, in which she highlighted the progress made in the struggle for women emancipation and gender equity.
Ms. Ingrid Turinawe gave strategies for strengthening the Party Women’s league while Ms. Nyanjura Doreen highlighted the Participation of Women in Electoral Activities under the current Multi-Party Political dispensation.
The Party Spokesperson (brand ambassador) Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda highlighted the relevance of Party branding, messaging and communication to the current digital age and specifically gave hints on how a Woman leader can position themselves to the current competitive Political terrain and win hearts of all.
On day two, the Vice Chairman Hon. Proscovia Salaamu Musumba started the first session with Reviewing Gender related provisions in the Party Constitution and other Policy documents while Ms. Perry Aritua the Executive Director for Women’s in Democracy gave participants strategies for mobilizing and empowering Women Aspirants across all electoral levels.
The conference brought together a cross section of Women leaders drawn from the National Executive Committee, Women’s National Executive Committee, District Chairpersons that Women, Women Members of Parliament, selected District Women Councilors, among others and was well moderated by Ms. Abiri Rose Amono.
Party Chairman Amb. Wasswa Biriggwa and Treasurer General Hon. Ekanya Geoffrey also graced the occasion.
The Conference was officially closed by the Party President Patrick Oboi Amuriat who thanked the development partners especially Ms. Agripina Nandego on behalf of UN Entity for Gender & Empowerment of Women and Mr. Joseph Manyangabo of Westminster Foundation for Democracy for standing with the plight of Women and Gender equity issues.
The President thanked everyone that graced the occasion and used the occasion to lunch the Women’s League scuff and T-Shirt that will be part of the dress code of the league.