Welcome to FOWODE Uganda
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"
Citizens in Mityana Hold their Leaders Accountable
Following the monitoring of government health centers, The Village budget clubs in Mityana held an interface meeting with the district leaders to hold them accountable. In their findings the Medical superintendent of Mityana Hospital informed them that the hospital dis not have .... Posted: Jun 17, 2015
Celebrating the gains of Women and Girls' Empowerment
In her key note speech, Celebrating gains for Women and girls in 30 years- in Uganda’s Health, education and agriculture sectors; Dr. Maggie Kigozi she noted that Uganda and much of the world has much to celebrate; in politics- there are women Presidents, Vice Presidents, In Uganda we have a female speaker in the August house, Ministers, and 35% of Uganda’s MP’s are female. Posted: May 5, 2015
High level Women's consultative meeting on Financing for Gender EqualityEvent Date: Jun 17, 2015
FOWODE will hold a High Level National women’s consultative meeting on Financing for Gender Equality scheduled for 26th June 2015; focusing on reviewing how financing for gender equality has been over the last 5 years, the losses and gains made but also develop concrete strategies for engagement...
Training of 200 Local leaders from 8 districts on GBVEvent Date: Jun 5, 2015
FOWODE will conduct 8 trainings on Gender Based violence will be conducted for 200 local leaders in GBV. These trainings are aimed at building the knowledge of the local leaders in t he advocacy against GBV occurrence in the communities.