For the first time, Refugee Women in Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2016. The National celebration was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development under the theme “Women‘s Economic Empowerment: A vehicle for Sustainable Development” to reflect on economic, social and political progress made by women.
As part of the celebrations, refugee women supported by InterAid Uganda/ UNHCR participated in a week long activities that included, Cultural performances Health run, parades and the exhibitions. Read more…..
At the climax of the celebrations which took place at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds, refugee women participated in the Parade as well as exhibited craft shoes , craft bags, African fabrics (Bitengi), Jewelry, artificial flowers and baskets. During the touring of the stalls, the Refugee women got a chance to share with the President of Uganda Y.K Museveni about the different issues affecting their effective participation in the development of Uganda and how the Urban Refugee Programme implemented by InterAid/UNHCR has helped them realize their right to live a meaningful life. However the President urged them to participate in different economic activities for sustainable development.
Meanwhile, the Somali and Burundian refugee Youth Groups entertained the guests with the cultural performances.