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 […]
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. […]
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 their public speaking and leadership skills. They are to be the representatives of […]
Our 8th Annual Drama Festival will be on October 2nd and 3rd this year in Gulu. The focus of this years events will be: Women and Gender Equity in Civic Participation Why Civic Participation? Due to the current political situation in Uganda, and heading into the 2016 elections, gender equity and civic engagement are more important […]
This year, our goal is to continue to grow and expanded opportunity for adult literacy leaning to more women in Gulu. 216 women are participating at 2 learning centers in Gulu. Our program is reflective to the needs of women in the community and offers children the opportunity for early child development. For the month […]
Through this period staff at the Gulu Office have conducted several Business Skill trainings to 72 new clients; conducted 3 GBV (gender based violence) sessions that comprised of our clients together with their husbands (partners) to address gender issues and domestic violence; also to educate men about our program and its benefit to their families. In total 47 men 55 […]
“Empowerment for women and girls is progress for all.” Women’s Global clients celebrated International Women’s Day in Gulu, Uganda on March 4-8 with a series of debates, discussions, and mentoring sessions for girls. On March 8, in recognition of IWD 2015, women (and men) marched for equality, justice and each other.
Jennifer Tabu is 38 years old and lives in the town of Gulu in Northern Uganda. She is married and has three children with two of them currently in school. For the past 4 years, Jennifer has been working hard to manage her […]
Yesterday on March 8th in Gulu, Uganda Women’s Global Empowerment Fund clients marched in a parade to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Kikopo Pa Mon Gulu: Creating a Voice for Women in Gulu To address the issue of gender inequality, violence, land rights, food security, HIV/AIDS and other issues facing women in northern Uganda, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund hosts a yearly drama festival, Kikopo Pa Mon. Women in our Credit Plus program create original plays highlighting their stories using music, drama, and […]