Hon Bakkabulindi calls for gender equity and safety of journalists
Sports State Minister Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi and workers Member of Parliament has appealed to media houses to respect labour laws and help in stopping violation of women rights.
He asked media houses to identify the unique problems facing women journalists and to outline possible solutions available in ensuring safety and equality of female journalists.
Hon Bakkabulindi made the remarks while closing the second edition of the Gender Equity and Safety of female journalists training workshop organized by Uganda Journalist Union at Lugogo in Kampala.
Women Journalists from different media houses in Uganda attended the two - day training whose major objectives were to create awareness on the hazards facing female journalists. “Journalist should come together to fight for their rights, job security, emoluments to NSSF, and safety gadgets," he said.
Secretary National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) Women Committee Ms Annet Birungi tipped female journalist on economic empowerment by encouraging them to form investment clubs in order to boost income that is self - sustaining.
Uganda Journalists Union (UJU) General Secretary Mr Stephen Ouma Bwire announced that they have exited from the "NOTU we want" Pressure group because it does not serve interests of the workers.
He said UJU is committed to working with NOTU and its affiliates in effecting unity, defending and promoting workers’ rights in Uganda.
Mr Ouma said in bid to recognise the valuable constributions made UJU has endorsed Hon Charles Bakkabulindi as official first choice candidate at 2021 Workers elections.
Deputy Chairman General Mr Musa Okello and KCCA Female Workers Councilor Shamim Nandawula also attended.