Tag Archives: Women

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 ...

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 ...

Gauging the benefits of social media for women

Global culture and activity is dependent upon the belief that innovative social thinking is the new driver of social, political and economic progress. Social media combines social behaviour with technology to form connections that can change the world’s dynamics in ...

Uganda|Climate change and its implications on women

Despite the consequences of climate change on rural women, this issue does not receive the attention it deserves. In its demand for world leaders' attention, the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) explains why women's voices count in global discussions about ...