Tag Archives: Gender

Analyzing the Data Protection and Privacy Bill (2015) from a gender perspective.

On the 7th February 2017, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) held a focus group discussion with experts from various disciplines, sectors and institutions to allow them give their different perspectives on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015. Central ...

Day of the girl: using data to transform the lives of girls and women by 2030

The World International Day for the Girl child is celebrated annually on October 11th and is marked by all United Nations member countries. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl child is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Women’s empowerment in Uganda goes beyond ICT use and access – Study reveals

A study carried out by web foundation shows that even with the increasing numbers in female mobile phone users, there is still more effort needed to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study was based on a survey of ...

Survey on use of Internet and Cell Phones for women and men in Uganda

Limiting women’s access denies them the tools, resources and opportunities available through the Internet, which in turn slows economic growth and social development opportunities. More than 70 % of Internet users surveyed for Intel’s 2013 Women and the Web study ...

Comparing women friendly work environment in Japan and Uganda

It is beautiful environment that our female financial officer in WOUGNET who had a maternity leave came back to the office with her baby. She brought her baby at work place for a few days. People in our office were ...

Gender Equality in Uganda: Why child marriage is slowing down women’s rights and how ICTs can help speed them back up

46% of girls under the age of 18 in Uganda are married, according to a 2013 report in New Vision. These are not legal under the Constitution of Uganda, which requires both men and women to be at least 18 ...