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GWEFODE empowers Women to end Water Scarcity by Challenging Traditional Male Stereotypes in Kabale District

Access to water and Sanitation facilities still remains a challenge and continues to be responsible for high mortality and morbidity in rural communities of Kabale district.

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GWEFODE’s Rain Water Harvesting Project; the best solution to WASH related Gender Based Violence in most water stressed areas of Southwestern Uganda.

Kabale district in Southwestern Uganda is a highland area with a high population density and heavy land fragmentation for instance an average household has six to seven plots of land on several hills.

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Rural Women embrace GWEFODE’s project of Kitchen gardening for improved Health and Nutrition

The women in the greater Kabale have welcomed GWEFODE’s Rain Water Harvesting and Kitchen Gardening project to address the problem of food shortage. Kitchen gardening is growing a variety of foods, vegetables and fruits on small portions of gardens behind houses.

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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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