Tag Archives: Women

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 marginalized groups, will not secure equality in this ever changing digital age. ...

Anonymity as agency: A case for women’s progress

Women will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress. - Nicola Tesla Well into the next century, the prophetic words of physicist Nicola Tesla, given during an interview with Colliers magazine in 1926, ring true in many aspects of our ...

Relevant content and Online services for women.

As identified in the World Wide Web Report Card, having relevant content and services online for women is a challenge. Since access plays an important role in finding relevant content online, it is important to consider the fact that women ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...