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 […]

Fall 2015: Singing for Equality in the 8th Annual Drama Festival

Hear the women in Gulu sing for equality in this video clip from the 8th Annual Drama Festival. singing for equality

Fall 2015: Exploring Gulu with Karen Sugar

To see the photos from the recent trip to Gulu, check out the slideshow by clicking on the image below. Women’s Global Founder and Director Karen Sugar visited Gulu during the fall of 2015, meeting with clients and preparing for our annual drama festival. Explore some moments from her most recent trip!    

Gulu Client Says, “Before I was blind, now I can see.”

Last Tuesday, we traveled to Lapin Loyo; after very challenging roads we arrived to be greeted by over 50 WGEF clients who live in the village and work/study together at our training centre. While discussing the literacy program, I asked how it impacted their lives and made them feel; here is the one quote which […]

Access to Justice Initiative – Field report, September 2015

WGEF is known for the development of unique initiatives relevant to challenges facing women and families in Gulu district, northern Uganda. Today, we had the opportunity to learn how one program is addressing the needs of the community. It was one year ago when WGEF hosted the Access to Justice training at the TAKS center in Gulu. […]

WGEF Believes Women are Natural Leaders

From street vending to serious business women and now to political aspirants. Our credit plus program​, focusing on leadership development,​ has produced 7 women aspirants in the upcoming general elections. ​From now until election day​ they ​will ​receive training​ and support;​ sharpening th​eir ​public speaking and leadership skills. They are to be the representatives of […]