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In Uganda, Women bear a disproportionate burden of poverty where as compared to Men are poor and at risk of hunger because of the systematic discrimination they face in education, health care, employment and control of assets. Poverty implications have been widespread for women, leaving many without even basic rights such as access to clean drinking water, sanitation, medical care and decent employment.

Because of Poverty, Women also have little protection from violence and have no role in decision making. Women are often paid less than men for their work and face persistent discrimination when they apply for credit for business or self-employment and are often concentrated in insecure, unsafe and low-wage work. Advancing women’s economic security and rights has always been a core GWEFODE priority.

GWEFODE supports women to reshape conditions at both ends of the economic spectrum from boosting women’s participation in economic policy-making to supporting efforts to provide women and their communities with practical skills needed for securing sustainable livelihoods. GWEFODE also works to strengthen women’s rights to land and inheritance, increase their access to credit and decent work, and empower Women migrant workers as well as home-based workers.