Recognising the unique Challenges faced by Women in Rural Areas: What does it take for Women to Access and Use the Internet in Uganda?
Caption: Digital Literacy Training by WOUGNET Even though the gender digital divide has been narrowing across all regions, women remain digitally marginalized in many of the world’s poorest countries, where online access could potentially have its most powerful effect. There are approximately 4.9 billion people online and 2.9 billion offline with the biggest percentage of […]
NVIWODA creates resilience in the social and economic empowerment of women/girls at the grassroots/semi-urban areas in Uganda. Rural women in Uganda are poor and their livelihoods depend mostly on agriculture, producing less from farming and this increases their vulnerability to increasing risks of climatic changes. The girls drop out of school due to lack of […]
Overcoming barriers to consistent and timely communication; women embrace the use of phones and digital Apps
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) coordinates and works with more than 700 women organized in 30 formalized groups in Mukono District. Over the past 2 years, KWDT has extended its interventions to include more than 350 women from Buvuma, Buikwe, Kalangala, and Wakiso Districts. The women are the entry points into the communities and spearhead […]
It feels very comfortable working with the internet. Disabled women in development, DIWODE has organized a number of community outreaches, but out of a lot of strain. It was not until we got associated with WOUGNET and the Smile Project that we found relief. We must say, we have found a soft landing. DIWODE is […]
Before NVIWODA was associated with WOUGNET, the organization had a challenge of high costs and irregular physical monitoring of its projects. The situation worsened with the outbreak of COVID-19 and with a longtime lockdown, physical monitoring of projects was impossible, as the operation area is in Gomba District in central Uganda, but with the provision […]
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) operates a revolving micro-credit scheme that supports women’s access to credit for startups and improves already existing micro businesses. Each of the 35 women groups comprises a loan committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the program activities including approving loan applications, monitoring the progress of members’ businesses per individual, […]
Using Communication Transformation and Digital Advances through Social Media to fight against Gender-based Violence.
Very amazing how the ‘SMILE PROJECT’ has been not only transformative to the organization but the community as well. The impact the project has created through Warm Hearts Foundation is considerably life-changing. Like the Founder of Digital Royalty said, “Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing […]
Introduction In an increasingly digital world, the importance of digital literacy and security cannot be overstated. For the community we work in, these skills are not only essential but also transformative. Through our project, we have witnessed firsthand the relevance and impact of digital literacy and security for the community, empowering its members and bridging […]
Caption: During one of the SMILE projects capacity building meetings Introduction In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, marginalized communities in rural areas of Uganda faced numerous challenges, including limited access to information, healthcare services, and resources. However, a groundbreaking project emerged, aiming to empower women’s rights organizations and enhance their capacity to respond effectively […]
Caption: A flyer used to invite WOUGNET members for a training Graphics design can be identified as the art of projecting ideas and experiences with the aid of visual and textual content. These may be through infographics, flyers, typography, videos, voiceovers, banners, and brochures among others. During the Digital Literacy Training On the 3rd Feb […]