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Girls in ICT Day 2020 Celebration: What does it mean for Girls in Tech

The International Girls in ICT day was celebrated on April 23, 2020, with the theme “Inspiring the Next Generations.” One would ask, what is being done to inspire the next generations of young women …Comment

What do you know about typosquatting?

What is typosquatting? Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, a sting site, or a fake URL, is a form of cybersquatting, and possibly brandjacking which relies on mistakes such as typos made b…Comment

My Experience Getting Started with Cherie Blair Foundation

Cherie Blair Foundation (CBF) is a mentorship programme for women in business where young women entrepreneurs in Uganda and other countries are matched with mentors from different parts of the world …Comment

Cultural Norms, Beliefs and Values: The Reconstruction of Stereotypes on Women

The saying goes, “behind every successful man, there is a woman” however many men are still blind about women’s values. Over the past decade, women have been restricted from a lot of opportuniti…Comment

Youth Urged to Provide Evidence to Influence Public Policy

On the 21 st march 2019, during the youth 4 polciy public dialogue and the launch of the second cohort fellowship that was held at Sheraton hotel in Kampala by KAS Uganda in partnership with Centre …Comment

Effects of Gender Stereotypes on Women Entrepreneurs

Gender stereotypes are the expectations society creates about what women are like and how they should behave.This can result into devaluation of their performance and denial of credit to them for the…Comment

The centrality of internet rights in the contemporary digital landscape in Africa

The proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies in the global South and the opportunities that these tools have presented in transforming the world particularly in Africa is one …Comment

How farmers can benefit from Agricultural Financing

According to the World Bank, demand for food is estimated to increase by 70% by 2050 and at least USD$80 Billion will be needed in annual investments to meet this demand. A huge chunk of these billio…Comment

Taking Libraries closer to Communities

On July 7th 2017, WOUGNET participated in the March for the launch of the Mobile Library Project. The project consists of a Mobile Library, a truck with a library in the back, taking books to 10 diff…Comment

Women discuss policy issues to inform Uganda’s REDD+ strategy development.

n March 2010, Uganda embarked on preparation of its national process for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, fostering the role of forests in conservation, sustainable manag…Comment

What you should know about child marriage

Child marriage is an issue that affects girls and women all around the world. It impacts all the aspects of life: Health, physiological state, psychological state, economic situations, etc. In Uganda…Comment

Empowering women with Digital Skills and Education

Knowledge is created when one has access to information including access to laws that provide for the right to access information. Without access to crucial information, citizens, especially marginal…Comment

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 sur…Comment

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 enhanceme…Comment

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 commun…Comment

WOUGNET hosts DOT’s ReachUp! Program

Digital opportunity trust is a Canadian international NGO supporting a global network of  DOT organisations leading economic and education change in countries through out Africa, the Middle Eas…Comment

Fostering Civic Participation and Public Accountability through use of ICTs: East Africa

The Democratization process of the East African Countries still remains elusive as Civil and Political actors of Governments and top leadership remains major impediments in addressing the underlying …Comment

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…Comment

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 sha…Comment

Can the internet be used as a tool for peace and development in Uganda?

26th August 2016 saw the 10th Uganda Internet Governance Forum (UIGF) take place at the Golf course Hotel in Kampala. The UIGF is held annually and this year it was organized by the Internet Society …Comment
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