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GWEFODE becomes Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Member

“GWEFODE has joined the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) as part of our on-going commitment to improve rural water supply services and tackle rural poverty. We have agreed to the RWSN Vision and Kampala Commitments, which you can read here: http://www.rural-water-supply.net/en/rwsn-mission

 

Ms Lydia Komuhangi, GWEFODE Executive Director expressed gratitude to the RWSN for accepting GWEFODE to be part of this Network that will enable the organization to share knowledge and good practices with other members and become part of a platform for dialogue, coordinated action and networking in Rural Water Supply Sector. She expressed commitment to working together with the Network members to improve rural water supply services, and to uphold the statements set out in the RWSN Vision and 2011 Kampala Commitments.

GWEFODE Urges Pregnant Batwa Women to always go for Antenatal Checkup

The Batwa in South western Uganda are facing increased discrimination and lack of access to quality health care services especially Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health services.

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GWEFODE condemns the increasing levels of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kabale district

The Programs Manager of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment for Development has condemned the endemic violence against women and girls in South western Uganda.

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Access to justice; a great challenge for rural Women in Southwestern Uganda

Access to Justice for rural Women experiencing Gender Based Violence remains a great challenge characterized by a number of factors including inadequate awareness about major women-related laws and court procedure.

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Our Programs

Participatory Governance & Gender Equity Advocacy

GWEFODE’s work is to Promote Participatory Governance using Rights Based Approach to programming and gender equity in development as well as participation in decision making.
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Gender Based Violence Prevention & Response

GWEFODE mobilizes resources to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence access free medical treatment and psychosocial support.
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Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

GWEFODE seeks to improve the capacity of community based mediators and local leaders to resolve conflicts and enhance effective and efficient justice delivery in the informal justice system.
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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

GWEFODE undertakes research on best agricultural practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and sharing these with farmers in Uganda.
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Sustainable Energy Efficient Technologies

Over 95% of households in Kabale district use biomass fuels (firewood and charcoal) to cook on traditional stoves. This reliance on firewood presents mothers with impossible choices.
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Vocational Education & Training

GWEFODE supports entrepreneurial development through equipping marginalized women and youth with skills such as tailoring, candle making and making charcoal briquettes aimed at income generation.
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Water Sanitation & Hygiene

GWEFODE improves the management of water sources through refresher trainings and sensitization of community members especially women and children on better use.
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HIV/AIDS & Malaria Prevention

GWEFODE disseminates Information, Education and Communication IEC/ Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns and materials focused on orphans and vulnerable children.
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Maternal and Child Health

GWEFODE creates awareness on maternal and child health and advocates for improved health services to reduce on maternal and child morbidity and mortality.
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Featured Documents

A joint Statement on The Right of Indigenous Batwa People to Land and Natural Resources in Uganda Submitted by GWEFODE and France Libertes to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

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