The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has lashed at member countries of of the Commonwealth that have failed to domesticate the international conventions in spite of signing the protocols.
Kadaga who was opening the conference for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian at Commonwealth Resort hotel Munyonyo, also indicated her dissatisfaction with the increasing discrimination against women in positions of senior leadership in some countries.
Over 1,000 delegates are attending the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference at Commonwealth Resort Hotel Munyonyo.
Opening a meeting for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, Kadaga lashed at member countries of the commonwealth that fail domesticate the international conventions in spite of committing to the signing of the protocols.
Kadaga also used this platform to castigate the increasing discrimination of women in senior positions of leadership in some countries.
She asked the women parliamentarians to woo their male counterparts if the women agenda is to be achieved.
To the Deputy Speaker of Cameroon Emilia Monjowa Lifaka and the outgoing chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Dr. Dato Naraini Binti Ahmad said in spite of the increase of the number of women legislators, a lot more has to be done.
President Museveni is expected to officially open the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on Thursday this week.
The conference that started on September 22 will end on September 29. Uganda last hosted this conference in 1967.