WOUGNET at the  Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum  2023

About DRIF23 The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF) is a platform where conversations on digital policy in Africa are shaped, policy directions debated and partnerships forged for action. The 9th edition of the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum will take place between April 12th-14th 2023 under the theme: “ Building A Sustainable Internet for […]

WOUGNET at the CSW67

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is the largest gathering of the 193 UN Member States and other stakeholders focused on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Here leaders, […]

Using Art Pieces to Understand structurally silenced women

Structurally silenced women including young women, feminists, activists and Women Human Rights Defenders among others live a complex life in Uganda and need to feel safer and able to advocate for their rights freely.WOUGNET held an art conversation on 19th December 2022, where female artists worked with structurally silenced women who had conversations that enabled […]

Call for Proposal Applications for a Seed Grant Under Our Voice, Our Futures project

Call for Proposal Applications for a Seed Grant Under Our Voice, Our Futures project Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) under Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) Project is Seeking Proposals from Female Ugandans to Develop Feminist Tech Interventions for Structurally Silenced Women. Find the link to the proposal guide here Find the link to the proposal template here

Vacancy Announcement: Project Officer – CLOSED

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is looking for a dynamic and self motivated individual to join the WOUGNET team. Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) in partnership with SOS Faim is implementing a new project in the Rwenzori region of Uganda.  WOUGNET is a non-governmental organization initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organizations in Uganda to develop the use […]

The Role of Social Media: An enabler in Voicing Women’s concerns in the Digital Age

WOUGNET being an organization that embraces the significance and impact of ICT in empowering women for sustainable Development, it invests in managing its social media platforms as a crucial factor in amplifying its mission and vision. Throughout the first quarter, WOUGNET has used its social media platforms as a tool to advocate for the digital […]

Championing Peace and Security by Women and Youth during Uganda’s 2021 General Elections

As a member of the 2021 Women’s Situation Room (WSR) steering Committee, WOUGNET played a critical role in mobilizing women and youth in Kampala to ensure their active participation in promoting peace before, during, and after elections. The WSR is a non-partisan mechanism that was launched in the 2011 elections in Liberia and later Senegal, Sierra Leone, […]

How could Data help Social Justice? Moving beyond Data Governance in Africa and Latin America.

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) organized a Side Session on May 6th, 2022 during the Online Global Digital Development Forum (GDDF) 2022 to share perspectives on the interaction of data and social justice, informed by the data justice research conducted in Bolivia, Cameroon and Uganda by Internet Bolivia Foundation, AfroLeadership, and WOUGNET respectively with financial support from the Alan Turing Institute […]

Advancing Gender Equality through Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015 has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with Goal 5 being gender equality. Africa and the rest of the world are targeting to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030. According to the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues […]