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Archbishop Odama advises on girl child empowerment

By Francis Emorut

Added 29th November 2016 03:44 PM

He criticized parents who prefer educating the boy child while leaving a girl to stay at home doing core work.

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He criticized parents who prefer educating the boy child while leaving a girl to stay at home doing core work.

Archbishop John Baptist Odama (R) talks to Sr.Mary Goretti Kisakye (C) and Despina Namwembe during women’s convention in Gulu district. Photos by Francis Emorut

 
The chairman of Uganda Episcopal Conference, Archbishop John Baptist Odama, has appealed to Ugandans to empower the girl child for development.

He criticized parents who prefer educating the boy child while leaving a girl to stay at home doing core work.

 ulu tiak theatre artists entertaining guests in inding dance during national women convention in ulu district Gulu Atiak theatre artists entertaining guests in Dinding dance during national women convention in Gulu district.

 


The Archbishop instead encouraged parents to treat both boys and girls equally.

"Don't mistreat the girl child because she is a girl but treat them equally, a boy and a girl," Odama told participants.

The Archbishop was speaking during the women convention in Gulu district organised by Action for Development.

The executive director of Action for Development Regina Bafaki implored participants to educate both girl and boy child.

 
She said the journey of gender equality begins with one step at a time and never gets tired.

The Archbishop condemned domestic violence in families and called for harmony.

The Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Capt. Santos Okot Lapolo urged men to give women equal opportunity in decision making process.

 rchbishop ohn aptist dama  talks to molotar oman  oreen mule  as egina afaki the executive director of ction for evelopment looks on during the womens convention in ulu district Archbishop John Baptist Odama (C) talks to Amolotar Woman MP Doreen Amule (L) as Regina Bafaki, the executive director of Action for Development looks on during the women’s convention in Gulu district.

 
"The woman is an important creation God has ever made, without her the world would be incomplete,"Lapolo said drawing applause from participants  

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