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International Women's Day
Uganda

International Women’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Uganda

International Women’s Day is a public holiday in Uganda every 8 March. This is a day on which the role and importance of women is focused on and also when mistreatment of women or violations of women’s rights are addressed.

YearDateDayHoliday
20258 MarSatInternational Women's Day
20268 MarSunInternational Women's Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

The government will also stress the various services it provides for women and encourage women to get a higher education and to work towards meeting important life goals.

There are many women’s rights issues in Uganda, like widespread domestic violence and sexual abuse against women. In fact, somewhere around half of all women have suffered some form of domestic violence from their husband or partner. Also, many women suffer from dire poverty and have little opportunity to get a good education.

The government has taken some measures to try to improve the situation of women in Uganda, but many say that these efforts, unfortunately, have had little positive effect as yet.

Previous Years

YearDateDayHoliday
20248 MarFriInternational Women's Day
20238 MarWedInternational Women's Day