Tag Archives: Gender

ERIGNU project inception meeting pictorial

The Enhancing Rice-Greengram productivity in Northern Uganda (ERIGNU) project in Uganda is funded by the Applied Research Fund (ARF). Project partners include WOUGNET, Makerere University (College of Computing and Information Sciences - CoCIS, and  College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences ...

WOUGNET celebrating women in a twitter chat #CelebrateWomenUG

Ahead of Women’s day celebrations on 8th March 2017, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) took the initiative to conduct a twitter chat to reflect and celebrate her work. The theme of this year’s National women’s day celebration was "Women’s empowerment ...

Alcoholism: the driving cause of domestic violence

Studies across multiple countries show that the risk of violence is higher when the male partner drinks alcohol or when both partners drink. In 2010, alcohol was recorded as “present” in 41% of domestic assaults in New South Wales, Australia. ...

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 ...