Uganda Decides 2021 – Supporting Women’s Participation in Leadership

As the general elections take place on 14th January 2021, 25 women from WGEF’s Leadership Development Initiative are running for office!

“Their Future as Career Women Is Our Hope”

Aber, 34, is a senior woman teacher at Olwiyo primary school in Nwoya District. Her major role is to mentor and support young girls. Here is her story of courage…

I Was on the Verge of Giving up on Life

WGEF came at a time she needed a hand to hold her from collapsing. “I had a timber business in Democratic Republic of Congo, when I lost all I had to the soldiers.”

After Succeeding in Business, I Now Have a Voice in My Family

Before attending WGEF’s business skills training, I was not doing any business but was depending on my husband for everything. I would endure all harsh words from my husband in order to survive.

COVID-19 Video Update from the Field

At Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, we didn’t sit back amidst this fear. We went forward. We stretched out to help ourselves and help the community.

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