Yoweri Museveni launching the National Action Plan III on Women, Peace and Security 2021-2025 as the UN Resident Representative, Rosa Malango (left), UN Women Representative Dr Maxime Houinato (second left), Norwegian Ambassador Elin Ostebo Johansen and First Lady Janet Museveni look on. Photo: Presidential Press Unit
TRAINING ON GENDER SENSITIVE REPORTING INSIPIRES CHANGE IN MEDIA
There has been an increase in the number of media houses in Uganda with knowledge
and skills on gender sensitive reporting. This growth has increased the media footprint
and evolved its traditional role of informing, educating and entertaining which has
influenced perception on how the public thinks and reacts to situations concerning
gender and development, WPS agenda among other human rights issues.
YOUTH ARE ALSO AGENTS OF PEACE:
Today almost half of the world’s population (48%) is under the age of 24, and of these
18% – or more than one billion people – are defined as youth. Youth in Uganda are the
youngest population in the world, with 77% of its population being under 25 years of
age. There are 7,310,386 youth from the ages of 15–24 years of age living in Uganda.
Localization – a better approach to address community
CoACT is continuing to improve the localization strategy, a proven model for the
implementation of the women peace and security agenda informed by the findings of
the evaluation of the impact of localisation on NAP implementation, the Global Study on
the implementation of Resolution 1325 (2015), as well as continuous participatory
reviews in Uganda and globally.
Youth inclusion in leadership is key to meaningful participation in
decision making, conflict prevention and resolution:
In order to increase the role of youth in leadership, mediation, electoral processes,
conflict resolution, mediation and decision making at all levels, there is need to build
their (Youths) capacity with knowledge and skills to meaningfully participate in decision
making, conflict prevention and resolution.
CoACT sets up the first ever Youth Elections Observatory in Uganda
The Coalition for Action on 1325 (CoACT) trained a number of young people through a series of workshops over 6 months.
They youth decided they would monitor the general elections of 2021 to counter violence.
CoACT is the host of the Elections Observatory Centre which is managed by youth would increase the constructive participation of young men and young women in electoral processes. Robinah Rubimbwa, the initiator of the Youth Elections Observatory Centre had this to say: