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WOUGNET Press Release: New SMS Platform m-Omulimisa

PRESS RELEASE Initiative from the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) to foster citizen engagement and good governance 26th July, Kampala. Despite tremendous growth in Uganda’s ICT sector, the uptake of new technologieNew SMS Platform m-Omulimisa helps Rural Ugandans address Poor Service Deliverys ...

The effects of climate change on Ugandan women

Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many conversations on the intersections between gender and global warming have been undertaken. International organizations and scientific bodies now consider global warming as one of the most serious threats to the ...

Mainstreaming GBV among women and girls with disability

WOUGNET’s advocacy activities under its Gender and ICT advocacy program include;-research, studies, analysis, advocacy for e-governance, e-access and policy reviews. Also as part of the activities under this program WOUGNET implements projects and sub-programs that promote gender equality among communities. ...

Hazardous Abortions in Uganda: Systemic Flaws Costing Thousands of Lives

The 85,000 women in Uganda who annually experience severe or fatal health complications from poorly performed abortions(Singh:2006), prove that regardless of the political or religious boundaries surrounding unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, women all over the country continue to find themselves ...

Apac, another side of the pearl of Africa

From June 21st to 24th 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Apac, a district in Northern Uganda, with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET). During this short trip, we visited members of the organization, shared our experience as ...

WOUGNET visit for three days in Apac, Northern Uganda

This past week 7 members of the Kampala staff— including five interns— visited the rural village of Apac in Northern Uganda to help WOUGNET implement and monitor two programs; the first being the Women Entrepreneurs Association Program, and the other ...

Embraced by Uganda: One Woman’s Transition to Life in Kampala

“There is no road in your home,” my neighbor, Michael, said to my friends and I as we sat down with a plate full of home-made Ugandan food. I tilt my head in confusion, trying to fit his words into ...

The Day of the African Child 2016 and Female Child Marriages in Uganda

Thursday June 16th 2016 was the official day of the African child. Organizations and citizens across the African continent collaborated to celebrate and create awareness of the lives of African children under the theme of “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: ...

The Sky Is the Beginning

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference was held at the Museum of Uganda, organized by UKaid and Challenges WorldWide. The conference room was filled with female entrepreneurs and directors of organizations dedicated to the growth and support of not only the ...

The Line Between a Compliment and a Catcall

“Hey mzungu— nice size!” “jagala mzungu, I love you!” “I want your white pussy!” These are only a few of the comments that I have received as a woman walking down the street in Kampala. Unfortunately, comments such as these are ...