2020 Annual Program Report

Providing Essential Services in the Face of COVID-19

A Call That Saved My Baby’s Life—And My Own—During The Covid-19 Lockdown

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.

Women’s Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Beyond!

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.

Women and Girls Face Dire Consequences During the COVID-19 Outbreak!

Measures to tackle COVID-19 result in increased gender-based violence (GBV), forced marriage and sexual exploitation.

Periods don’t stop during a pandemic, and neither do we!

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

Surviving Gender Based Violence During COVID-19

WGEF’s toll free is connecting survivors to safety and services!

Healthy Periods Initiative: Video Update

WGEF provides sanitary pads to 16 schools across northern Uganda – to keep girls in school longer and healthier!

Lucky Hand Sanitizer

WGEF’s Response to COVID-19

Innocent’s Story: WGEF Access to Justice Team

The pursuit of gender justice starts with protecting young girls from being forced or sold into a marriage.