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Women oppression to be fought

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    Women oppression to be fought
    By The Citizen Reporter​

    The Government has promised to wage relentless fight against cultural traits that degrade women.

    The minister for community development, gender and children, Ms Margaret Sitta said the government was not going to brook the discrimination of women in any way. She was launching the Progress of the World's Women report for 2008/09 titled "Who Answers to Women."

    "Our government has planned to implement different polices pertaining to economic, political empowerment and decision making as well as fighting against gender based violence and the killing of the people with a albinism,"she said.

    She added that the Government would demand for accountability and gender equality and the advancement of women such as convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

    Ms Sitta promised that the government would work responsibly in suppressing repulsive cultures that discriminate women.

    The reaching of the MDGS and targets are still a challenge and hence this book Who answers to Women? has come at an opportune time.

    However, the regional program director of UNIFEM Ms Meryem Aslan said improving accountability to women begins with increasing woman in decision making but it cannot stop there, it requires stronger mandates, clearer performance indicators and better incentives.

    She said good Governance needs women and women need good governance if commitments to gender equality are to be met nationally and globally.

    She added Women's contribution to building the accountability of the judicial system to all citizens has come in large part from the insistence that justice starts at home.