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'UN Women has transformed how we conduct business'

Friday, July 6, 2018

Since 2016, UN Women has been implementing a project Access to Markets by Women Vendors a  three-year project aimed at supporting women vendors to transform from being informal small-scale vendors to formal viable and sustainable big entrepreneurs.   It is being implemented in a partnership with the International Institute for Social Transformation (IST) in Gulu Central market and Kalerwe Market. The Women Economic Empowerment Specialist, Enock Mugabi said the project beneficiaries... More

Working with Karamajong Elders for gender equality in Uganda

Friday, June 29, 2018

With funding from the Embassy of Sweden, UN Women in partnership with FIDA (The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers) is implementing a programme on enhancing Access to Justice for women and girls in the Kaabong and Moroto districts More

Group grants changing lives of women in Karamoja

Friday, June 22, 2018

“Life got better when UN Women came into our lives. Each one of us can testify to this,” said Catherine Lupuka, the Chairperson of Umoja group, a peer support group of women living with HIV/ Aids in Moroto. The group has more than 30 members but those benefiting directly from the UN Women project are 12. The group’s objective is to overcome stigma, discrimination and poverty related to living with HIV/Aids. With funding from IRISH Aid, UN Women and its implementing partner,... More

Resilient and empowered, South Sudanese refugee women find new beginnings in Uganda

Friday, June 15, 2018

Pasca Kole is a 42-year-old refugee woman from South Sudan living in the Pagirinya Settlement in northern Uganda. In July 2016, when the war reached her village in Pagere county, South Sudan, Kole escaped, along with her three children aged 14, 7 and 3 years. She was eight months pregnant at the time, expecting her fourth child. It was not an easy journey. More

UN Women meets the Speaker of Parliament over the pending Bills

Thursday, May 17, 2018

14 th May 2018 Kampala, Uganda- UN Women met with the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga to discuss the way forward regarding the pending Marriage and Divorce and the Sexual offences Bills. More

Women living in Refugee Settlements call for more Psycho-social support in Humanitarian Interventions

Monday, May 14, 2018

Members from the Executive Boards of UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, UNICEF, and WFP were in Uganda from 30 th April to 4 th May 2018 and visited West Nile in Uganda. This mission was to assess the UN Women’s work in supporting the country’s development efforts. Some of the Board members from UN Women were Mr Jyrki Juhana Terva, Ms Christine Kalamwina, H.E. Ms Ivana Pajevic, Ms. Desirée del Carmen Cedeño Rengifo, and Mr Jean-Luc Bories. The team visited UN... More

Women Economic Empowerment is the key to prosperity

Monday, March 26, 2018

President Museveni attributed the increasing cases of domestic violence to lack of economic empowerment by women. “Most women don’t report violent and abusive husbands due to fear to be chased from their matrimonial homes and live a life of hopelessness and economic desperation. An educated and economically empowered mind, will free a woman from an abusive spouse,” he said. More

UN Women and Government of Uganda launch Gender and Equity Budgeting reference tools

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On 25 th January 2018, UN Women in partnership with Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) of Uganda launched Gender and Equity Budgeting reference tools for sector Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The tools were launched by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat Mukwaya at Hotel Africana in Kampala.   More

Uganda’s development will depend on the level of Women Empowerment

Thursday, January 11, 2018

French Ambassador to Uganda, Her Excellence Stephanie Rivoal How do you find the issue of GBV in Uganda? The level of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Uganda is still high especially in areas that have had civil unrest such as Northern Uganda and the Karamoja regions. This is basically because the memories of violent scenes are still fresh in people’s minds. GBV is also linked to poverty, unemployment (idleness) and alcoholism. Poverty brings bitterness. When a man is poor and idle,... More

UN Women Uganda celebrates the International rural women’s day 2017 with a call for financial inclusion

Friday, December 15, 2017

UN Women Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International rural women’s day with a call to financial institutions(banks) to establish financial products that suits rural women farmers to enable them to save, borrow and insure. This will boost their productivity as well as widen the economic opportunities available to them. The Deputy Country Representative Ms. Anna Mutavati, noted that although women contribute significantly to the agricultural sector and rural... More

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,... More

From Where I Stand: 'Fighting sexual gender based violence is my calling'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

After escaping the insurgency to Uganda, refugee women continue to experience different forms of violence including domestic violence and child marriage. This is due to extreme poverty in the settlement. As a way of escaping poverty, many refugee families secretly marry off their girls as young as 14 years. More

From where I stand: “I can’t tell men to stop being violent when I am violent”

Thursday, November 23, 2017

“We escaped the war in South Sudan and most of us arrived here in September 2016 with almost nothing. People were very poor. We were given slashers and hoes for clearing the place and tarpaulin to construct temporary shelters. Imagine people who were used to a good life and now had to start over, with nothing. I felt bitter… I started to become violent whenever my wife asked for something that required money. We would spend an entire day without talking to each other. Sometimes if I wanted to annoy her, I would tell our son, “you are as dull as your mother”. More

UN Women offers mentorship for aspiring young women leaders

Sunday, November 5, 2017

UN Women under the Young Women and Leadership Project (YWLP) implemented in partnership with FOWODE. From the training, she got to understand issues of gender equality and the equal roles men and women have to play towards achieving peace and development. More

HeforShe Campaign officially endorsed in Uganda

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Alur King, Ubima Rauni III at the HeforShe launch |Photo:UN Women, Uganda Alur King, Ubimu Philip Olarker Rauni III has vowed to fight all the injustices against women in his Kingdom. Olarker pledged to champion the HeForShe Campaign with a call to all men and boys in his kingdom to rally behind him in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. “Promoting women and girls’ rights is something I have personally decided to champion. I therefore, issue a... More

Women’s Situation Room to contribute to a peaceful electoral process in Uganda

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The official opening of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room was held on 15 February 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The Women’s Situation Room is an early warning and rapid response mechanism against violence arising before, during and after elections. More

What is your contribution to promoting women in peace 2/2

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What is your contribution to promoting women in peace? Send your answer and picture to Claire Hawkins and we will post it on our social media platforms and showcase it at a 1325 celebration in Northern Uganda. #1325at15ug More

What is your contribution to promoting women in peace

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What is your contribution to promoting women in peace? Send your answer and picture to Claire Hawkins and we will post it on our social media platforms and showcase it at a 1325 celebration in Northern Uganda. #1325at15ug More

Command Post Exercise – CPX Africa UNiTE II for African Security Organs to end Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rwanda hosted from 17 to 19 August 2015 an all Africa security organs Command Post exercise (CPX) themed: “African Security Organs’ Synergy to End Violence against Women and Girls”. This was organized by Rwanda security organs and the ONE UN Rwanda, under the auspices of the Kigali International Conference Declaration (KICD) Secretariat custodianship and the current KICD chair; following a decision made during the 4th KICD Annual General Meeting to conduct an exercise play to enhance capacities of Africa security organs in dealing with violence against women and girls. More

UN WOMEN and Youth in Uganda celebrate ‘Orange Day’ 25th July 2015 by committing to prevent violence against women and girls

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action on violence against women and girls. Orange Day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilise people, and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls. More

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