Feminists Resilience in Uganda’s Shrinking Civic Space

Introduction Gender backlash persists as a significant issue in hindering the gains, achievements and progress  made on gender equality. This backlash encompasses various forms of pushback directed at feminist activists and Human Rights Defenders, including, but not limited to, the use of languages, phrases, and images that objectify women, strict regulation related to gender equality, […]


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college, graduate study and careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  World over, the representation of women and girls in STEM fields is significantly lower than men, resulting in a large gender gap. […]

Capacity building webinar on Gender and Digital rights for women

One of the reasons some women keep offline is due to lack of knowledge on their digital rights, which deprives them of opportunities that come with technology. On 12th September 2023, WOUGNET conducted a Capacity-building webinar on Gender and Digital Rights for Women with an aim of equipping Civil Society Organisations with knowledge and skills […]

The risks and consequences of weak passwords.

A password is a string of characters used to verify the identity of a user during the authentication process. Passwords are typically used in tandem with a username, vary in length, and can contain letters, numbers, and special characters. They’re designed to be known only to the user. We recognize that passwords are important and are the first […]

Struggles faced by WHRDs and Strategies to ensure their Physical and Digital Security in Uganda

Introduction Over the years, Uganda has been known for its participation in human rights activism, with women playing a significant role in championing various causes. In the pursuit of justice, equality and human rights, Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) have consistently proven their resilience and dedication to the cause.  However, in the increasingly digital world, […]

Fostering Digital Rights and Transformation in Uganda: The Crucial Role of Innovation Hubs

Introduction Innovation hubs have emerged as dynamic catalysts for digital transformation in Uganda, serving as collaborative spaces where individuals converge to breathe life into their innovative ideas. Their significance in advancing digital rights and transformation cannot be overstated. During a panel discussion at the Uganda Internet Governance Forum 2023, held on August 24th, 2023, experts […]

Promoting Agroecology Assisted Transition to enhance food security and incomes among smallholders’ farmers through inclusive participation and digital technologies in Uganda (PATHS)

A significant portion of the Ugandan population relies on agriculture as their primary source of income, encompassing both those with advanced education and those without. The cultivation of both staple and cash crops serves as the foundation for livelihoods, achieved through the sale of agricultural goods and labor on farms in exchange for wages. Therefore, […]

WOUGNET’s visit to the ICT Committee at the Parliament of Uganda

On the 25th of July, Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) paid a visit to the ICT committee at the Parliament of Uganda. This visit was a follow-up to WOUGNET’s partnership with Internews with the primary objective of empowering women human rights defenders and journalists in Uganda to securely and safely participate and gain meaningful access […]

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