Tag Archives: Girls

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. ...

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. ...

National Dialogue on Ending Child Marriage in Uganda

On the 20th of November 2015, the Girls Not Brides Alliance finalized the Advocacy workshop on capacity building for its members with a half day National Dialogue which started at 8:00am at Africana Hotel, Kampala. It was attended by over ...

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 ...

Should pregnant girls be kept in school?

Early pregnancies amongst girls of school-going age are a problem of serious proportions in Uganda, affecting nearly 300 000 girls annually. (New Vision) Most girls who find themselves in this situation face many barriers to resuming their schooling after having ...

WOUGNET Attends the RAN Uganda Technovation Challenge

The Women of Uganda Network was thrilled to be in attendance at the RAN 2015 Uganda Technovation Challenge on June 5th. The two-day event, organized by the Resilient Africa Network, took place at the RAN center within the Makerere University ...

How menstrual cycle increases drop–out rate for girls in Schools

As a WOUGNET staff on Volunteer Program with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), I participated in the conference `Beijing +20 Conference on Education and Training for Women and Girls` held by UN Women and Makerere University School for Women and ...

Uganda: Is the hi-tech center enough?

The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has recently been funded $300,000 by the Korean government to manage an information access center (IAC). James Saaka, the NITA-U chief, “promised that the centre will be put to good use and ...

Graduation day at the Community Development Through Technology Center (CDTC)

4th of December was the best day to close off the year with the graduation of the Reach Up! participants for the November intake. We had a wonderful day at the Community Development through Technology training center as reach Up! ...