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Rural women to hike Kilimanjaro for rights

By Titus Kakembo

Added 10th October 2016 01:37 PM

“Twenty two women from Uganda are destined for the symbolic climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro."

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“Twenty two women from Uganda are destined for the symbolic climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro."

Rural Ugandan women are joining 2,500 others from different parts of Africa, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to fight for their rights.

During the three-day activities, beginning October 16, the issues to be addressed include climate change, food security and land rights.

“Twenty two women from Uganda are destined for the symbolic climbing of Mount Kilimanjaro,” said the ActionAid Uganda national livelihood coordinator Peter Kalule. “Two of the participants, Pauline Apio and Irene Cheptoek will go to the top as the other 20 will boost their morale during the challenge.”

“A lot has been done, but asking for some more to make the world a better place for the rural woman is irresistible,” sums Kalule.

Get the details of the women’s expectations, dreams and needs in Tuesday’s New Vision pullout Her Vision

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