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    Empowering Women in Uganda


Gender Equality and Women Empowerment for Development

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment for Development (GWEFODE) is a community based, charitable and not for profit non-governmental Organization registered with the government of Uganda. The Organization was founded in 2007 by a group of young women to promote gender equality and empower women and girls to become active participants in the development of their communities and promote social change. The formation was also a result of increasing Sexual and Gender Based violence, ethnic conflicts, gender inequalities, discrimination and violation of the rights marginalized groups such as Women, Youth, Children, People Living with HIV/AIDS especially widows and orphans, People Living with Disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and local communities.


An empowered, transformed and self-sustaining society free from Poverty and Human rights abuses, where Gender issues are considered and people live happy lives.


To educate, empower, mobilize and reach Women and girls, Men and boys in communities and promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through capacity building, networking, monitoring and advocacy for improved livelihoods and sustainable development

Operational Strategy

GWEFODE’s operational strategy is to enhance sustainable livelihoods among the local underprivileged community groups especially women, by working with communities to promote their social, health and economic well-being through programs such as Human Rights and Leadership Development, Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance. The Human Rights and Leadership Development program involves Participatory Governance and Gender Equity Advocacy, Violence against Women / Girls Prevention and Support, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building. The Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance Program involves Sustainable Organic Agriculture and Food Security, Climate Change and Biodiversity Management, Water Governance for Nature Life and Livelihoods, Economic Empowerment and Financial Inclusion.



    • Professionalism

    • Women Centered
    • Integrity
    • Commitment
    • Respect
    • Stewardship
    • Impartiality
    • Teamwork and collective good
    • Empathy
    • Transparency and Accountability