MOURINE OSORU: ABOUT WOMEN AND YOUTH
The journalists of the Eurasian Women’s Community were lucky to have a conversation with delegates from 50 countries on 137th IPU Assembly. Mourine Osoru, Senator of the Republic of Uganda, was one of those who gave us an interview.
“I think, we, women ourselves should stick together and act as one strong unit to improve the position of women”, thinks senator. In her opinion, women have a better sense of purpose. That is why, when united, they can solve even the most pressing problems, which include problems of improving the women’s position in the society.
Mourine mentioned that in her country many women work in such spheres as healthcare, education, and sports. More and more successful businesswomen appear in the entrepreneurship sector. By the way, there are government programs aimed at support and promotion of women of all ages that are involved in various spheres of activities.
It is important to say that the representative level of women in the power structures is quite high. 180 out of 429 members of the parliament are women. Some of them head various committees. By the way, the chairperson of the parliament is a woman. Mourine also said that the government plans to increase the number of women in the power structures and achieve the parity of representatives of both sexes.
It must be said that our interlocutress thinks not only about women issues but also about issues concerning the rising generation of the politicians. The case is that she is the President of the Forum of Young Parliamentarians of the IPU. She is sure that it is important for every delegation to have women and young politicians as members. Thus, they would be given more opportunities to express their view. This will help form a bigger picture of what happens in the world and work out effective solutions of many existing problems.
Nikolay Gavrilov, Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Yan Zarubin