Outraged at the proposal, Ugandan women have called for Tourism Minister Godfrey Kiwanda's resignation. Female Ugandan activists have slammed a government campaign to use "curvy women" as a tourism "product", which has sparked a furore in the east African nation.
Uganda ladies Minister Godfrey Kiwanda unveiled the campaign on Wednesday at a press uganda ladies attended by a bevy of curvaceous women.
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To think women can be used as sex objects in this age and time is an absurdity and we condemn it," Rita Aciro, executive director of uganda ladies Uganda Women's Network, uganfa AFP. Ugandan entrepreneur and activist Primrose Nyonyozi Murungi launched an online uganda ladies to stop the campaign, which she said was "totally unacceptable and demeaning to us".
What happens now that the government is confirming a stereotype that women uganda ladies sexual objects and can be touched regardless ladiies more so made a product uganda ladies tourism," she said. She said that if the campaign was not stopped immediately, the petitioners would take their case to court. In addition to Kiwanda's resignation, uganda ladies has demanded an apology from the government.
Former opposition leader in parliament Winnie Kiiza said the move came "at the time when women face fear and stigma in a male-dominated society".
Kiwanda, trying to stem uganda ladies anger, insisted the campaign was not aimed at demeaning women. Toggle navigation.
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