Empowerment is not a destination but a journey. WGEF supports women on their journey for opportunities, equality, and justice. Join us on International Women’s Day 2022!
Organizing for Change | Building Diverse Pathways for Success
Challenging Systemic Inequality
Because we believe that when women and girls have an equal opportunity to learn, grow and connect with others, they will be able to realize their fullest potential. Because every idea counts, and by working together, we can help build a better world.
Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day by recognizing the contribution of women around the world like Lucy who are working hard, adapting to challenges, and breaking through cycles of oppression and poverty.
“As a young woman, I always feared the fact that I witnessed what was happening in my community, where a man is a sole bread winner of the small and sometimes bigger family too. When this man lose income, or are not there for whatever reason to provide for the family, the family crushes. Because the women as the mothers of the home are by tradition been rendered helpless due to a cultural norm of women being less and weak and made to depend on the men for everything, which results into abuse by the men; emotionally and physically.
“When I got married, I was always looking out for an opportunity to make me an economically self-reliant. Now with support from WGEF through their holistic program. I am the woman that I wanted to be. The one who is not too dependent to extend of being abused. I can survive on my own now, making helpful decisions that concerns me independent”.
-Lucy Akello, WGEF Member, Uganda