UGANDA SDG SECRETARIAT

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UGANDA SDG SECRETARIAT

Fast Tracking Uganda’s Commitment to the 2030 Agenda

Women

In 2017, women’s organizations formed the Uganda Gender Consortium on SDGs (UGCS). Its core mandate is to support the process of domestication and implementation of the global SDG agenda in a gender-responsive way. The UGCS complements government efforts in ensuring that gender equality is mainstreamed in the SDGs, creating awareness of the gender targets, and moni- toring implementation of the goals from a gender perspective to feed into reporting at national and sub-regional levels. It issues reports every year on the gender responsiveness of the SDG implementation process in the country. The 2018 Report, From Voice to Action, was instrumental in articulating the issues of women and girls. Equally, women leaders have been key in advocating for gender-based and responsive planning. On 28 February 2020, for example, over 3,000 women participated in the launch of the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN) Uganda Chapter. This platform provides for collective action towards addressing the structural barriers that have continued to affect women in leadership.