The dignitaries, members of the Club of Madrid, visiting Kampala, 5 – 8 March, exchanged leadership experiences with female and male leaders. These included meetings with First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni, Minister of State and Deputy Attorney General Frederick Ruhindi, women ministers and shadow ministers, religious leaders, civil society representatives and members of the international community. The delegation will also meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Minister of Justice Dr. Khiddu Makubuya and Speaker of the House, Edward Ssekandi Kiwanuka.
The African Women Leaders Project (AWLP) provides support to high-level women leaders in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda. This 18-month initiative is funded by the European Commission’s Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights and the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency.
Club of Madrid – Democracy that delivers
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European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA) is an international organization that aims to reduce poverty and to protect human rights by supporting the well functioning of parliaments in Africa and by keeping Africa on the political agenda in Europe. AWEPA´s focuses on capacity building training and exchange for parliamentarians. www.awepa.org
The Uganda Women Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA) is a parliamentary caucus comprising of all women members of parliament but also open to former women members of parliament and the male members as associates/and or honorary members. The Association was established during the 5th Parliament of Uganda (1989 – 1994). UWOPA has, among others, the following objectives: to engender the legislative processes in parliament and also address the gender gaps in all legislations, to develop and promote solidarity between members to work through ideologies and to mobilize women to participate in political leadership and development.
ANC Member of Parliament (1994-2002)
Pregs Govender became an ANC member of parliament in 1994, during which period she chaired the joint Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Quality of Life and Status of Women, and played a key role in national debates on military spending and HIV/AIDS. RDP Assistant Co-ordinator in the National RDP Office (March 1994). Women's National Coalition Overall Project Manager (October 1992 - February 1994). She became director of the First Workers' College in South Africa based in the Western Cape in 1990 to1992. Trade Unionist employed by SACTWU (the union with the largest women's membership in SA); occupied several positions in this union, (1987-1990). Researcher, assisting the Director at the Institute of Socio- Economic Research at UDW (1986). Pregs Govender started as a teacher at high schools and at the University of Durban-Westville (1982-1985).
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