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Women's issues and concerns
The self-perception of women as the weaker sex, coupled with the Church teaching of the same in a traditional setting, with similar values creates a vicious cycle of women disempowerment.
Women in decision making
Provincial Assembly agreed in 2007 to have women as 30% of Assembly representatives. Women sit at all levels of the Church, including the highest levels of decision-making bodies.
Ordination of women
Deacons: none at the moment
Priests: women have been ordained as priests
Women are ordained. Some have been canonised
Activities related to the MDGs and Beijing Platform of Action
Uganda Joint Christian Council, Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, Mothers' Union, Provincial Departments, Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention, Human Rights Network-Uganda, UNICEF, Government of Uganda
Church: Women's desk, Mothers' Union, Women's Executive Council
Ecumenical: Uganda Joint Christian Council, Inter-Religious Council of Uganda