Winnie Byanyima Quotes About Love, Life, Onusida, Oxfam, Museveni

Winnie Byanyima Quotes About Love, Life, Onusida, Oxfam, Museveni

Winnie Byanyima Quotes

Winnie Byanyima Quotes:

I am still haunted by the memory of my Ugandan friends dying from HIV years ago because high prices kept the medicines they needed out of reach.

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Civil society space provides the oxygen for citizens to participate and meaningfully hold their governments and the private sector to account – and ensure that decisions are made in the interest of the majority and not the few. Without it, citizens have limited space to dissent and challenge the elites.

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Global governance needs recalibrating so it works in the public interest of all the world’s citizens – not just for the few.

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If the civil society is not transparent, honest, and accountable, then you cannot be a champion of social justice.

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The people standing up most strongly for our democracies should be celebrated, not prosecuted – be it those countless human rights defenders who defend all our rights or the brave whistle-blowers who expose tax dodging.

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Cutting down a forest for timber adds to GDP, but what we don’t record is the loss to our wealth in terms of natural resources.

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Rather than working for all, power and public policy is increasingly influenced by wealthy elites that are able to bend the rules – and hijack democratic institutions – to their favour.

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Winnie Byanyima with husband
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A global tax body would give all countries – not just the rich and powerful – an equal say in how the global rules on taxation are designed.

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We need to harness the boundless energy and creativity of our youth.

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When men and women, boys and girls, are denied the right to education, the right to own land, the access to basic services like healthcare and clean water, a fair price for the crops they grow, a fair wage for the work they do, or the right to be part of making decisions that affect them, the result is poverty.

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Leadership is so defined by men, and we need to revise that – we need to be able to say that the people we honor are not the conquerors but the peacemakers.

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The struggles to overturn colonial rule were long and often bitter. But, over time, most were inevitably successful.

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Wealth does not trickle down to the poor. Oxfam knows this, the IMF knows this, the World Bank knows this. Poor people have always known this.

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By allowing super wealthy corporations and individuals to avoid paying their fair share of tax, tax havens are denying governments’ revenue that could and should be spent on schools, healthcare, and other essential services.

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I have learnt to enjoy my own company because I have lived alone many years.

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