Providing Essential Services in the Face of COVID-19
Due to restrictions on public transportation and reduced capabilities at local health care facilities created by the COVID-19 lockdown, many expectant mothers in northern Uganda do not have access to lifesaving healthcare.
As a women right’s organization, WGEF has prioritized the specific needs of women aspiring for leadership. We train, encourage, provides technical resources for women running for elected office in Uganda.
Measures to tackle COVID-19 result in increased gender-based violence (GBV), forced marriage and sexual exploitation.
Girls in Northern Uganda rely on free sanitary pads distributed thru their school, but with the schools shut and community lockdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, many have no access to sanitary pads
WGEF’s toll free is connecting survivors to safety and services!
WGEF provides sanitary pads to 16 schools across northern Uganda – to keep girls in school longer and healthier!
WGEF’s Response to COVID-19
The pursuit of gender justice starts with protecting young girls from being forced or sold into a marriage.