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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 ...

Ugandan Women’s Health as a form of empowerment

It has been argued by various scholars that women empowerment is important and crucial for human development. Empowerment is a concept that can be perceived through various dimensions including health whether it is when addressing issues of access to sexual ...

The Ugandan Father’s Place in Child-Care

The bleak reality of paternal child-care involvement is one experienced in most countries in the world; even those seen as progressive in their policies and in the views of their male populations are far from achieving truly egalitarian gender ideologies. ...

Gender Disparities within Business Entrepreneurs in Uganda

When it comes to entrepreneurship, Uganda is getting more and more known for its innovative projects[1]. Through their bold initiatives, women are among the key actors contributing to the enhancement of the country’s entrepreneurial sector. Given such dynamics, Ugandan women’s ...

WOUGNET: Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, 5 -7 July 2016

We will be conducting a web 2.0 and Social Media training opportunity scheduled to take place in Kampala, Kamwokya - on the 5 – 7 July 2016. We will introduce participants to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on. The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online ...

Club Crawlers from Montreal to Kampala

“Be sure to buy skirts below your ankles and keep the neckline on your blouse high and as unflattering as possible,” or,  “I know you love to dance, but avoid going out when it’s dark and don’t talk to anyone ...

Gender-Based Disparities Within Uganda’s Unique Cultural Contexts

While the caste system does not exist in Uganda, a deep line of social stratification nonetheless separates the rich from the poor. In the mid-1990’s 55% of the population was living below the national poverty line. While this number is ...

Gauging the benefits of social media for women

Global culture and activity is dependent upon the belief that innovative social thinking is the new driver of social, political and economic progress. Social media combines social behaviour with technology to form connections that can change the world’s dynamics in ...

Uganda|Climate change and its implications on women

Despite the consequences of climate change on rural women, this issue does not receive the attention it deserves. In its demand for world leaders' attention, the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) explains why women's voices count in global discussions about ...

Strengthening women’s property rights in Northern Uganda

WOUGNET and Barefoot Law in Uganda has began a new partnership that seeks to strengthen the property rights of rural women in Northern Uganda. Last week, Mr. Johnathan Otim, head - Legal Services at the Barefoot Law Uganda visited communities ...