INTERNATIONAL ANTI - CORRUPTION DAY 2020 MESSAGE

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly by resolution 58/4 of 31st October 2003, designated 9th December as the International Anti- Corruption Day. A number of African countries including Uganda, ratified this day. The day was designated for global observance to promote awareness about the dangers of corruption, and how to prevent and combat it.  For over a decade, anti-corruption agencies, organizations and individual actors in Uganda have commemorated the International Anti-Corruption Week which ends today December 9th 2020, the official International Anti-Corruption Day.
Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all. It undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.

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VACANCIES AT FOWODE

Forum for Women in Democracy is a non-partisan women’s organization operating in Uganda with its head office in Kampala. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994 – 1995 Constituent Assembly (CA) that debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. The organization’s mission is to promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through capacity development, community empowerment, policy engagement and strategic partnerships.

VACANCY FOR FIELD OFFICER

FOWODE is looking for a Field Officer to lead the implementation of the organization’s work in Lyantonde district. Follow the link below to get full details of the job advert;

Job Advert for Field Officer (Lyantonde)

 

VACANCIES  FOR COMMUNITY FACILITATORS

FOWODE is looking for a Community Facilitator to support the implementation of the organization’s work in each of  the Districts  of Masindi, Mubende, Mityana and Wakiso. Follow the links below to get full details of the jobs;

Job Advert for Community Facilitator (Masindi)

Job Advert for Community Facilitator (Mityana)

Job Advert for Community Facilitator (Mubende)

Job Advert for Community Facilitator (Wakiso)

 

 

 

FOWODE LOGO DESIGN COMPETITON

FOWODE is a women’s rights organization whose vision is a Ugandan society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes in the public and private spaces. Since inception, FOWODE has been at the forefront of building and nurturing women’s leadership to enable them claim their rights to participate in decision making and to build their agency and voice for advocacy for gender responsive legislation and budgets.

FOWODE has been an influential voice in nurturing transformative leadership for women’s rights. We have built women’s political leadership and contributed to movement building through strengthening the collective power of the grassroots. We championed affirmative action during the Constitution making process which opened up opportunities for women’s advancement and their representation in public spaces. We have advocated for laws that work for women and protect their rights and pride in the advocacy for pioneering legislation that ensures that the national budget gives due consideration to women’s needs.
FOWODE looks to a future of equality and for the next 25 years, we shall continue building (young) leaders with feminist values and leveraging women’s leadership to advance gender equality. We believe that once women have voice, power and resources they will be able to demand for their rights, influence policy and foster accountable institutions and ultimately there will be a transformation in the lives of all women.
As we look to the future, the organization would like to rebrand its logo. The objective of the logo re-branding is not only to appeal to our various stakeholders but also to capture our aspiration of a society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes
The envisaged logo must be clearly distinguishable and recognizable to FOWODE’s stakeholders and the general public, and also reflect the organization’s mandate.
FOWODE hereby invites interested students, individuals, groups, and institutions to participate in a competition to design an innovative Corporate Logo that encapsulates its mandate, strategic focus, direction and centrality of our vision.
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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION

 

Project Evaluation & Documentation of Stories of Change for WEPE Project In Kabale, Luwero & Amuria

Background

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!!!

CALL FOR APPLICATION :Mentoring Women for Transformative Leadership

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a women’s rights national non-partisan organisation established in 1995 to offer a platform for Ugandan women’s learning, networking, sharing experiences and advocating for gender equity and equality in decision making processes. Under the Women and Leadership Program (WLP), FOWODE has since 2004 mentored young leaders in Alternative and Transformative Leadership. FOWODE believes in promoting pro-poor and pro-women ideals through which alternative values, visions and leaders can be nurtured and shaped in Uganda. Through her leadership training camps, FOWODE has challenged leaders to advance women’s rights, foster accountable leadership and effectively participate in all aspects of political, economic and social life. Today, FOWODE boasts of a cadre of almost 1000 young leaders who are engaged in various leadership positions in institutions of higher learning, private sector, political leadership and within their communities.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

FOWODE invites applications from WOMEN to participate in a 1 week’s scientific residential leadership building camp in Kampala. To apply for the course, interested applicants must meet the following:

1. Suitable candidates:

  • Must be contesting for a leadership position in the 2021 elections
  • Must a be first time contender (new entrant) or aspiring for a higher position
  • Must have completed UCE, UACE, a diploma or degree.
  • Should have keen interest in promoting social justice and gender equality issues
  • Should be able to effectively communicate in English both written and verbally
  • Computer skills are an added advantage
  • Should be Ugandan.

2. All applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the camp and should include specific information on the applicant’s contact details and email address, her next of kin’s name and contacts, course undertaken and from which tertiary/higher institution as well as the district(s) of origin and residence. This should be addressed to the Programme Officer, Women and Leadership Programme.
  • Academic certificates
  • 1 passport size photograph
  • An essay of not more than 500 words on your vision for women in Uganda.
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3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Successful candidates must ensure that they will fully be available for the 1-week training. The trainings will be phased in the months of September - November 2020.

NB. Please note that this is not an employment opportunity.

Deadline for submission of applications and essays is 7th August 2020.

All applications MUST be sent to the following address:

Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)

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