Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a national women’s rights organization established in 1995. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly which debated and passed the 1995 Constitution of Uganda. FOWODE was established to offer a platform for Uganda’s women’s learning, networking, sharing experiences and advocating for gender equality and equity in decision making processes.
In a bid to address contextual barriers to women’s participation in decision making, FOWODE is implementing a 2-year project whose core goal is, “To carry out activities to empower grassroots’ women to mobilize and advocate for a greater voice and inclusion in both formal and community-based political decision-making spaces in Uganda”. The Women’s Economic and Political Empowerment (WEPE) Project is being implemented in Kabale, Luweero and Amuria Districts, covering 6 Sub Counties; Rubaya and Kamuganguzi sub counties in Kabale district; Kalagala and Zirobwe sub counties in Luweero district and Asamuk and Kuju sub counties in Amuria district. The project is working with 30 women’s groups (10 per district), 28 male champions, aspiring women candidates, 4500 citizens, local and national leaders and the media.
The project’s specific objectives are;
- To protect full economic rights and justice for
- To expand democratic space; sustain inclusive governance and equal political participation of women.
The WEPE action that commenced in 2017 has registered significant progress in the attainment of women’s rights in the three districts and we would like to conduct a thorough end of term evaluation and document stories of change to inform internal learning and scaling up of similar actions. It is against this background that FOWODE is seeking the services of a capable independent consultant to undertake this assignment in the 3 project districts..............click here to download FULL ADVERT!!!