The 9th Parliament with 34% women, increased from the 31% in the 8th Parliament, but is still lower than the parity target set by the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
As the new MPs are sworn in, we want to recognise the women of the 9th Parliament who stood out.
She attended a youth event hosted by Green Light Movement, an organization that has over 100 partner youth organizations. But her speech lacked depth and knowledge, and her articulation of issues affecting youth in Uganda needs and calls for revision. One could argue that she is young and legislation standards- as well as an understanding of issues- will not be as high, on occasion. But she is a Member of Parliament now, in a position to inspire young female Ugandans who might want to run for a parliament seat or even for the top job.
Also, she did make it to a list of “power women in Africa.”