Women of Uganda Network




 

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a Network of over 100 Organisations the majority of which are in urban areas, but some are in rural areas with poor access to the Internet. Founded in May 2000, we are dedicated to aiding women and women's organizations in the use of information and communication technologies, focusing on use of mobile phones, e-mail and the web, as well as the integration of "traditional means" such as radio, video and print in a way that enables wider outreach.

What people say about WOUGNET

Women in low- and middle-income countries are, on average, 10% less likely to own a mobile phone than men, which translates into 184 million fewer women owning mobile phones (GSMA, 2018)
Even when women own mobile phones, there is a significant gender gap in usage, particularly for more transformational services, such as mobile internet
National broadband plans to guide the policy reforms needed to achieve universal access have never been developed or are badly outdated in 41% of countries (A4AI,2017)






















Restrictions to freedom of expression online: Joint oral statement at the Human Rights Council...

APC, the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa, Derechos Digitales and the Women of Uganda Network

Oral statement delivered under Item 3: General Debate

UN...


WOUGNET at the 2018 RightsCon, Toronto

The recently concluded RightsCon held in Toronto, Canada as a platform that values respect, diversity and inclusion in the digital age was a remarkable event that saw wonderful discussions and...


Tech-related violence against women in Uganda

Recently, a team of researchers, myself included made a journey to Kayunga town located in Kayunga district, central Uganda among other select sample sites. The purpose for our visit was to...

Upcoming Events
The Annual Members Meeting
From: 07-Jun-2018 to: 07-May-2018 Book this event

ICT training and GPS mapping
From: 07-Jun-2018 to: 14-Jun-2018 Book this event

Gender Mainstreaming capacity building
From: 29-May-2018 to: 09-Jun-2018 Book this event


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WOUGNET Programmes

WOUGNET work is carried out under the following programme thematic areas:

  1. Information Sharing and Networking
  2. Technical Support
  3. Gender and ICT Policy Advocacy

Our Donors


SIDA


The Indigo Trust


ICT4DemEA


Spider


World Wide Web Foundation


ARF



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