Celebrating the Collective Voice of Women – IWD 2017

1911 – Over 100 years ago, 1 million women and men from 5 countries took to the streets demanding voting rights for women, equal pay, and the right to hold public office. Fast forward to 2017, women from around the world are marching and organizing calling for equality in jobs, pay, health care & education, […]

2016: A Year In Review

Looking back at a transformative year with an eye toward sustained growth, inspired projects, and powerful community voices in 2017 and beyond. ’Tis the season for reflecting and rejoicing, and Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) has serious cause for both. While we all take stock of what we’ve accomplished and the possibilities in the coming […]

It Feels Great To Be An Independent Successful Business Woman And Land Lord

Vicky Acan is 33 years old, married and a mother of 4 children. She runs a restaurant business in Layibi, she employs 3 waitresses to support her business which serves between 150 to 200 customers a day. Vicky is a former victim of domestic violence who separated from her husband 7 years back and decided […]

Gloria’s Story: Agro Produce Supply Business

Gloria Echeme is my name, I’m 31 years, married with 2 children, I run an Agro-produce Supplier Business in CERELENO Gulu Town, dealing in buying agro from my fellow women farmers from the villages and sell to town and near by markets. I joined WGEF 4 years and my group of 5 members received training […]

Field Update: Access to Justice Initative

Access to Justice Initiative Update WGEF’s Access to Justice Initiative seeks to address violence against women, gender bias, inequality and gaps in the justice chain for women, this initiative strives to provide the critical information and resources, enabling women to know their legal and human rights within the justice system. This week, WGEF staff conducted […]

Never Underestimate Any Small Actions

Field Report, June 2016: Never Underestimate Any Small Actions My tears of joy rolled down, my heart beat Firstar as I visited Florence today. Her warm welcome and embracing me with a real hug was enough to explain her feeling, she said: “I have kept this gift for you for so long you gave me […]

Once a Victim, I’m a Champion

Once a Victim, I’m a Champion I’m Atim Mary, a 36 year-old single mother with two daughters. I was formerly abducted and experienced all sorts of violence. Before joining WGEF I lived an isolated life, even when the community did not discriminate against me I discriminated myself. I lacked a voice and I had no […]

Introducing Gulu Women’s Resource Center

To address the issues of stubborn poverty and the challenges women face regarding access to and information on health, justice & human rights, gender based violence, economic empowerment, education and activism, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) is launching the Gulu Women’s Resource Center (GWRC). GWRC is a one-stop center that will provide essential support, information […]

Healthy Period Initative: Breaking the Silence on Menstrual Health

WGEF is breaking the silence on menstrual health management for women and school-going girls in Northern Uganda. Today we started to address this reality, training 15 young girls on how to produce affordable and safe sanitary pads for themselves and school going children, providing education and awareness creation real empowerment that benefit rural school going girls […]

Women’s Global Announces New Bakery Initiative in Haiti

While Haiti’s political system and institutions remain in a corruptive limbo, the people of Haiti continue to seek new and productive ways to survive in the informal sector. WGEF believes there is a unique opportunity to work directly in the Cap-Haiten community with community-based organizations. Our first initiative is a Women’s Bakery Initiative (WBI); we […]

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