Tag Archives: Uganda

New Forums to Use ICT for Social Accountability in Eastern Uganda

Under the ICT4Democracy in East Africa initiative, the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) has initiated 12 forums in eastern Uganda, which will use various Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) tools, as well as offline methods, for social accountability. The forums, each ...

WOUGNET Press Release: New SMS Platform m-Omulimisa

PRESS RELEASE Initiative from the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) to foster citizen engagement and good governance 26th July, Kampala. Despite tremendous growth in Uganda’s ICT sector, the uptake of new technologieNew SMS Platform m-Omulimisa helps Rural Ugandans address Poor Service Deliverys ...

The effects of climate change on Ugandan women

Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many conversations on the intersections between gender and global warming have been undertaken. International organizations and scientific bodies now consider global warming as one of the most serious threats to the ...

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 surrounding unplanned and unwanted pregnancy, women all over the country continue to find themselves ...

Apac, another side of the pearl of Africa

From June 21st to 24th 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Apac, a district in Northern Uganda, with the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET). During this short trip, we visited members of the organization, shared our experience as ...

The Day of the African Child 2016 and Female Child Marriages in Uganda

Thursday June 16th 2016 was the official day of the African child. Organizations and citizens across the African continent collaborated to celebrate and create awareness of the lives of African children under the theme of “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: ...

The Sky Is the Beginning

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference was held at the Museum of Uganda, organized by UKaid and Challenges WorldWide. The conference room was filled with female entrepreneurs and directors of organizations dedicated to the growth and support of not only the ...

Ugandan Women’s Health as a form of empowerment

It has been argued by various scholars that women empowerment is important and crucial for human development. Empowerment is a concept that can be perceived through various dimensions including health whether it is when addressing issues of access to sexual ...

The Ugandan Father’s Place in Child-Care

The bleak reality of paternal child-care involvement is one experienced in most countries in the world; even those seen as progressive in their policies and in the views of their male populations are far from achieving truly egalitarian gender ideologies. ...

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 ...