Fowode Members with Speaker of parliament
Women stand against Corruption Campaign
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Forum for Women in Democracy [FOWODE] is a women's rights national non-partisan organisation which was established in 1995. FOWODE grew out of the Women's Caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly which debated and passed the 1995 Constitution.

After the enactment of the Constitution, the Gender Working Group of the Caucus formed FOWODE with the aim of mobilising women to take advantage of the gender sensitive Constitution. FOWODE envisions a just and fair society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision making processes.

FOWODE strongly believes that if women were empowered to participate at various political levels in the country, then the resulting policies, laws, plans and budgets would favour and strengthen the women's empowerment process in Uganda.Our strategic vision is "Women with voice, power and resources engage effectively in governance"


Convinced that the tax on kerosene would be a burden to the low income earners in the country especially the women that bare the face of poverty, Forum for Women in Democracy embarked on a country wide campaign to have this tax scrapped.
Posted: Sep 19, 2014
Undoubtedly, if you want to make a difference in any community, one must recognize the potential of the young people. 77% of Ugandas population is under the age of 35. Having recognized this truth, Forum for Women in Democracy decided to engage University students.
Posted: Sep 18, 2014
The cross learning visit to Kenya of the FOWODE women farmers from Amuru, Amuria and Napak in the last week of August was one to reckon. Their expectations were high as they set off to visit small scale farmers in Kenya in partnership with Diakonia
Posted: Sep 10, 2014

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Launch of the REALITY CHECK Publication

Hon. Margaret Zziwa (EALA Speaker), Hon. Lukia Nakadama (State minister for Gender), Dr. Kadi Sesay (Chairperson Sierra Leone Peoples Party) launch the REALITY CHECK Publication on the status of Women in Leadership

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This Women and Power video trailer is an account of how far the women's movement has come, the struggle for emancipation of women in Uganda has come.