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More women must have access online and be empowered to use ICTs

The economic, social and political empowerment of women has emerged as an important aspect of progress for communities not just at a national scope but also at a global one. Much as the global community has recognised the importance of ...

Conducting Engagement meetings in five districts of Northern Uganda under the Project Monitoring Good Governance through use of ICTs

WOUGNET has planned  to  carry out engagement /dialogue  meetings  in the five districts  in Northern Uganda, Apac Kole , Oyam,  Gulu  and Amuru  scheduled to take  place  from 15th -19Th   March 2016 .  The meetings will take place in the   ...

Democracy, Participation and Citizen Journalism Trainings in Northern Uganda

WOUGNET   carried out trainings  in democracy, participation,  citizen journalism  and practical skills  in the  five districts of Northern Uganda,  Apac , Kole , Oyam,  Gulu and Amuru  from 9th -13th March 2016 at the district main towns,  targeting  Voluntary Social ...

Joint letter on internet shutdown in Uganda

Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Mr. David Kaye, Mr. Joseph Cannataci, Mr. Maina Kiai, Mr. Michel Forst, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, and Ms. Reine Alapini-Gansou cc: African Union African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Secretariat Domestic & ...

Internet Shutdown of Social Media in Uganda threats to online expression

Ugandans many of whom are firm users of online expression platforms woke up on polling day to realise all their social media platforms such as Facbook, Twitter and Whatsapp were disconnected. The shameful and unwarranted shutdown of social media platforms ...

Safety and privacy for women online key – Says Facebook

Due to the increasing threats and online violence targeted at women and girls, Facebook has recently teamed up with various stakeholders especially women organisation in Africa to discuss safety and security issues at Facebook as well as share Facebook’s safety ...

The case of poor service delivery in Uganda’s health sector

This January, I was exposed to a challenge that tossed my person back and forth from hospital, work and home. In the middle of all the emotional and financial stress, my brain ran further than my legs would carry me ...

The Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPRM) – What way forward for Uganda?

2016 marks yet another year under which state parties to the UN Human Rights Council participates in a process of review of human rights records from their respective countries. Uganda is one of the 193 countries that are state parties ...

WOUGNET: Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, 22 – 24 March 2016

Greetings and Happy New Year! WOUGNET is conducting a Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity scheduled to take place in Kampala, Kamwokya, on 22 – 24 March 2016. We will introduce participants to selected Web2.0 applications including social media and ...

Gender gap in ICT and Online gender based violence in Uganda

The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Poverty Reduction is widely recognized. In particular, ICTs represent an important tool for women empowerment as they give women more opportunities to start businesses, look for jobs, learn about their rights, ...