AMPLIFYING VOICES ON ZERO TOLERANCE TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION THROUGH SURVIVORS.

[KAMPALA 06.02. 24] – As we commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) we are reminded of the abuse and gross violation that women and girls are subjected to globally. According to UNICEF’s 2020 estimates in countries affected by FGM, 7 in 10 girls and women between 15 and 49

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ADDRESS REVEREND NICE NAHWERA’S CRISIS

[KAMPALA, 20-01-2024] – We are deeply troubled and saddened by the recent actions taken by Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, West Ankole Diocese Bishop, in response to the marital crisis faced by Reverend Nice Nahwera, a curate at Nyakabirizi Church of Uganda. It is with heavy hearts that we express our utter dismay at the decision to

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THE WOMEN’S PROBONO INITIATIVE (WPI) STANDS UNITED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE OF WOMEN AND GIRLS.

[KAMPALA, 25-11-2023] – WPI, a feminist non-profit organization with a reputation of boldly advancing equity, challenging discrimination and violence against women and girls, is proud to announce its participation in the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This year’s theme, “Unite! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls,” highlights the urgent

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Upholding Personal Rights: Opposing Islamic University in Uganda Mandatory Pregnancy Testing for University Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Upholding Personal Rights: Opposing Islamic University in Uganda Mandatory Pregnancy Testing for University Students Kampala, 21/09/2023 – In response to social media posts on a Notice from IUIU requiring mandatory pregnancy testing for female students in their university, The Women’s Probono Initiative (WPI), strongly advocates against such a policy. This press release

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Unburdening the Lives of Millions: Advocating for the Exemption of Adult Diapers from Taxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Unburdening the Lives of Millions: Advocating for the Exemption of Adult Diapers from Taxes Kampala-Uganda,11th August 2023 – Adult diapers play a critical role in the daily lives of millions of people worldwide. Their significance goes beyond mere convenience, as they serve as essential medical supplies for those with disability, illness, or

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Press Statement – Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023

PRESS RELEASE 28TH MAY 2023- MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY The Women’s Probono Initiative joins the rest of the world in commemorating Menstrual Hygiene Day (MHD). This is an annual awareness day celebrated on May 28th to raise awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene, to break the silence and stigma surrounding menstruation, and to engage decision-makers

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International Women’s Day Release : “Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.”

The International Women’s Day commemorated on the 8th of March annually is a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, violence, and abuse against women. This year’s international theme is, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” As the world becomes increasingly dependent on digital

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Press Release on the Launch of 16 Days of Activism 2022

25th November 2022 Press Release on the Launch of 16 Days of Activism Today, the Women’s Probono Initiative (WPI) joins the rest of the world in the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and the commemoration of International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. These days are designated specifically to

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Press Release on Matrimonial Property Rights in Divorce ( Abayo Joseph v Aseru Jackline)

18th November 2022 MEDIA RELEASE ON THE COURT OF APPPEAL DECISION IN ABAYO JOSEPH WAIGO V ASERUA JACKLINE The Women’s Probono Initiative has analyzed the recent Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Ambayo Joseph Waigo vs. Aserua Jackline, Civil Appeal No. 100 of 2015. We acknowledge that there are some protective principles laid

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Press Release on KIU Internal Memo

The Women’s Probono Initiative has learnt of an internal memo issued by Kampala International University’s Western Campus, School of Nursing Sciences, mandating all female nurses and midwives to undergo a pregnancy test at a fee of UGX 5,000. This memo issued by the office of the Dean of the School of Nursing Sciences further restricts

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