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Citizens Need to Demand Improved Service Delivery
Dear Editor, Last week, the Inspector General of Government, Hon. Beti Olive Namisango Kamya made an impromptu visit to the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) offices in Kampala as part of her investigations into allegations of mismanagement and maladministration at the agency. The ombudsman arrived at the DIT premises at 8 a.m. expecting to find all staff seated and busy ...
February 20, 2024
Uganda’s Presidency and Hosting of NAM Summit: A landmark gathering for the gender agenda.
Uganda’s Presidency and Hosting of NAM Summit: A landmark gathering for the gender agenda. By Esther Nassali Masanso Recently, Uganda hosted the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Heads of State and Government, a forum of 120 member states, from 15th – 20th January 2024 at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort. The summit, themed, “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence” highlighted ...
Communique on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Outcomes of the NAM Women’s Side Event
FOWODE in collaboration with the Government of Uganda under the leadership of the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD), UNAIDS, UNWOMEN, and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) convened a side event during the recently held Non-Alligned Movement (NAM) summit in Kampala. The event was aimed at reflecting on the progress made by Member states towards the advancement of gender ...
February 14, 2024
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
Women’s economic empowerment is not only the right thing to do but also the core to development – FOWODE
KAMPALA – Ms. Patricia Munabi, Forum for Women in Democracy – FOWODE Executive Director has said that women’s economic empowerment, including women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time among others, is not only the right thing to do but is core to ...
March 31, 2022
Activists say women economic empowerment key in accelerating Uganda’s development
Activists have noted that there is need to ensure total economic empowerment of women in the country as one of the ways to attain the desired development. Speaking during a dialogue on women in the economy held at Hotel Africana in Kampala under the theme; ‘Break the bias, make women count’, Patricia Munabi, the Executive Director for Forum for Women ...
For Women’s Day, FOWODE broke ground for Imara Women’s Centre!
This year, FOWODE commemorated Women’s Day by breaking ground for Imara Women’s Centre. March 8th is marked off every year as International Women’s Day (IWD). The day offers an opportunity to celebrate acts and women of courage and determination that have contributed to communities, call for change, and reflect on progress made. This year, Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) ...
March 13, 2022
27 years of FOWODE and The Journey Towards an Equal Future
Imagine a centre for women by women! A space which tells stories of the African woman, equality, democracy and feminism. A place open to all those advancing women’s rights, including women movements and allies in the youth, labour and disability movements. On Wednesday 2 February 2022, one of FOWODE’s founding members and Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima was ...
February 27, 2022
Introducing The Fowode Legacy Project
As part of our reflection and projection into the future, FOWODE would like to build an epic legacy initiative, a Leadership Centre. Here are more details about this Legacy Initiative. Background Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a national women’s rights organization established in 1994 with a vision of a just and fair society where women and men equally participate in and ...
December 21, 2021