HON. AMONGI BETTY ONGOM
Hon. Betty Amongi is a Member of Parliament for Oyam South in the 10 TH Parliament of Uganda. She is the Minister of Land, Housing and Urban development in the Government of the Republic of Uganda.
Hon. Betty Amongi holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies and a BA in Political Sciences from Makerere University. She also has a Diploma in Gender and Development Studies.
Hon. Amongi has several awards and International Credentials.
Hon. Amongi is an accomplished leader who has excelled in promoting human rights, democracy and justice. She has worked hard to defend the rights of women in Uganda. From 2005, she worked to enable those opposed to the enactment of anti-homosexuality law in Uganda to be heard by parliamentarians.
Hon. Amongi has played a crucial role globally in increasing the number of women representation in parliament.Through her work with global parliamentary associations; the commonwealth parliamentary association and the inter parliamentary union where she has been serving as executive member, Hon. Amongi has travelled widely to meet government officials in the campaign for inclusion of women in parliament.
Ms. Amongi has been involved in global campaigns in respect to peace and security. She is involved in building the capacity of women in South Sudan and Somalia through AWEPA to ensure that they integrate the UN Security Council resolutions in all policies related to peace agreements.
She has been involved in a global campaign to reduce the proliferation of small arms and light weapons by encouraging the governments of the world to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
She worked very closely with the former International Criminal Court, Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo from 2006-2011 to handle the Uganda case of the indicted LRA commanders one of whom is now facing trial in The Hague, Mr. Dominic Ongwen.
Currently Hon. Amongi is one of the lead campaigners among parliamentarians of the world on the UN He for She Campaign which is focusing on involvement of men in women's empowerment across the world. She is working closely with UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.
At a local level, Hon. Amongi has been re-elected for three terms in Parliament. She has worked to uplift the standards of agricultural production in her area through Organizing farmers into groups, providing market access for them and supporting them to acquire value addition equipment for their produce.