In 2016, UNDP Uganda partnered with the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU) to adopt the Gender Equality Seal for Private Enterprises. The program aims at creating an equal and harmonious working environment for both male and female employees.
Minister Amongi, left with Sarah Kagiingo in blue with some of the Awardees
Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative for Uganda, Elsie Attafuah
has asked organizations to put in place policies to end gender disparity at workplaces.
said that women across the world who are in the paid labor force are earning a
quarter less than men for the same type of work.
//Cue in; For us to…
Cue out; … in the workplaces”//
speaking at the Private Sector Gender Equality Seal Awards 2023. The awards are under the Gender Equality Seal
program, organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In
2016, UNDP Uganda partnered with the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU)
to adopt the Gender Equality Seal for Private Enterprises. The
program aims at creating an equal and harmonious working environment for both
male and female employees.
At the event,
40 companies were recognized for their efforts in gender equality in their
Attafuah says the program is going to be rolled out to public institutions, and
Makerere University is already piloting the program.
Amongi, the Minister for Gender Labor and Social Development, noted that the effort
to include more women in employment still faces a significant hurdle.
companies still see women as not economically viable; they say they are
expensive to maintain in a company, statistically, lack of equal pay in most
companies accounts for 22 percent, where 22 percent of women are paid less than
their male counterparts with whom they are at the same level.”
This is a…
Cue out; … at the workplace”//
Kagingo, the Vice-Chairperson of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
board of directors, said that since the private sector employs more people than
the government, it should embrace the promotion of gender equality at
workplaces. She said that it should go beyond employing women but ensure a
work-life balance between males and females.
Kagingo, since the inception of the Gender Equality Seal, the program has grown
from 13 companies to 90 that have committed to implementing the program.
//Cue in; The first companies…
Cue out; … companies more profitable”//