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AGAP Change Story Booklet
UGANDA AT 61, TAKING CHARGE OF OUR FUTURE THROUGH GENDER EQUALITY.
By Patricia Munabi The history of Uganda has been one of turmoil, mass struggle and re-construction at many levels. Alongside a national struggle for control over a post-colonial state, women were fighting a battle to be recognized as equal and valuable participants in this space. In a rapidly changing post-Independence era, women wanted an organization that would steer collective voice ...
November 13, 2023
MORE EFFORTS NEEDED BY GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS THE GENDER WAGE GAP IN UGANDA.
By Georgia Tumwesigye. Every September 18, Uganda joins the rest of the world to commemorate the International Day of Equal Pay. The objective of this day is to end the history of gender discrimination, a practice where women and/or persons with disabilities are paid less than their male counterparts for a similar job. According to the UN, this day indeed ...
RECLAIMING SPACE, WHY THE IMARA WOMEN’S CENTRE SHOULD INTEREST YOU
In recent years, the global community has witnessed a significant shift in recognizing the invaluable contributions of women to society. Empowering women and ensuring their rights and opportunities are upheld has become a global priority. Against this background, the Women Deliver 2023 Conference serves as a platform to convene leaders, advocates, and change-makers from around the world, sharing ideas and ...
August 22, 2023
TIMELY CALL TO CHAMPION SPACES, SOLIDARITY AND SOLUTIONS IN THE WOMEN DELIVER 2023 CONFERENCE
As one of the largest multi-sectoral convening to advance gender equality, convening 6,000 advocates onsite, and over 200,000 advocates online from diverse fields, the Women Deliver 2023 Conference has been co-created by grassroots advocates, youth, civil society, governments, multilateral organizations, and the private sector, including from and representing communities facing systemic discrimination around the world. Rwanda continues to make great ...
July 21, 2023
CREATING SAFE SPACES TOWARDS A GENDER EQUAL WORLD AND AN END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN_
Actors in gender equality generally do a great job. Imagine if there was more collaboration, prioritizing communities in these partnerships, and an evidence-based approach. Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) recognizes that fostering sisterhood and solidarity necessitates the inclusion of women and girls and commits to harnessing their collective potential. This is one of the highest forms of women’s empowerment ...
CATALYZING MODERN TECHNOLOGY TO EMPOWER THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT AND ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY
As we prepare to dissect intersection approaches to women’s rights at the Women Deliver 2023 conference in Rwanda, Chasing the Wada Dream Documentary has been selected to film during the conference. Africa is always last in the queue for not only technological advancement but also development, investment and promotion of fundamental human rights, among others. A key priority for Women ...
SHAPING GLOBAL STANDARDS ON GENDER EQUALITY AND THE PROMOTION OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS
By Elizabeth Ampairwe. Annually, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather at UN headquarters in New York for a 2-week meeting dubbed the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW). This event aims to discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. It is also a platform ...
May 17, 2023
Imara Women’s Centre, A Stride Into The Future Of Womens Organising.
By Joan Patience Atuhaire. During the launch of the Imara Women’s Centre, Ms. Winnie Byanyima said “We have arrived.” and at this moment, my heart was full. Indeed, there was no better time to launch this initiative than on the 7th March 2022. In the early 90’s, our sisters would have never imagined such an initiative, at the time, the ...
May 30, 2022
We have a new FOWODE Brochure!
Dear Reader, Please allow us to introduce to you our company profile in a brand-new brochure! We are extremely proud to introduce to you our refreshed brochure, designed to give a concise but informative write-up about our organization’s profile, services, and motivation. Read about our programming, our model of work, and some of our initiatives.We have included details on how ...
May 25, 2022
Welcome to our New Look!
Forum for Women in Democracy is thrilled to launch its revamped website at www.fowode.org. While the old website served us well since 2020, a revamp was long overdue. As a 27-year-old organization, we are reimagining the future. The new website is more functional and relevant. It offers a fresh and modern design, and improved site navigation to help you find ...
May 19, 2022