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An empowered, transformed and self-sustaining society free from human rights abuses, where Gender issues are considered and people live happy lives


To educate, empower, mobilize and reach Women and girls, Men and boys in communities and promote gender equality in all areas of decision making through capacity building, networking, monitoring and advocacy for improved livelihoods and sustainable development


"Empowering Women in Uganda"


Key Gender Issues Addressed

Because Young Girls and Women’s human rights are simply ignored and sidelined in Uganda, GWEFODE’s work is to stop the suffering and humiliation this brings, and instead ensure that women have the right to be who they are, have opinions and be able to pursue ideas and opportunities alongside men...


GWEFODE has implemented Conflict resolution and Community action for the Batwa Empowerment project, carried out consultation meetings in order to improve mechanisms for land dispute resolution, disseminated information for stakeholders handling women’s right to water and land...

Key Targeted Groups

GWEFODE targets young women and girls, men and boys including those in leadership positions that can influence decision making. The organization works with grassroots communities to deepen their voice to influence decisions that affect their lives and transform the status of marginalized groups in communities...

Key Guiding Principles

At GWEFODE, we work systematically and set performance standards to achieve our vision. We are therefore, a learning Organization that will listen to Ugandans, be flexible, be responsive to the external and internal environment, and ensure that interventions effectively reach Ugandans...

Testimonials and Success Stories

  • Mr. Aheisibwe Silver - Head Teacher

    This water tank has now reduced the burden of fetching water from long distances as far as Lake Bunyonyi. Access to safe and clean drinking water has increased and kitchen staff can now prepare meals for students and teachers in time. Thanks to GWEFODE and ECA for the support.
  • Ubuhoro Christine - Refugee

    This project is an eye opener and has come to change my life and that of my children, I’m happy that I received treatment and care for a disease which had disturbed my life for a long time. I am happy that my child has received immunisation against killer diseases; I hope she will live a healthy life.
  • Nyiramurwera Sinate

    I am really happy with this laudable initiative that has allowed me to follow courses in tailoring, Adult Literacy as well as follow topics on Gender Based Violence prevention, mediation of conflicts, HIV/AIDS and Women Rights. I encourage all those who work to help the women from the discrimination and suffering.
  • Sister Lucy Mahurire - Head Teacher

    On behalf of St Teresa Girls Vocational School Rushoroza, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to KTCT and GWEFODE for having enabled us to have clean water at St Teresa Girls. It has been a big problem but as of now, girls are very happy, water is ever here and flowing.
  • Kimpaye Rosemary - GWEFODE Member

    This training by GWEFODE has equipped me with skills to construct water tank myself. The money that I would otherwise have used to pay to a skilled mason will be used to pay school fees for my children. I will use these skills to construct tanks for other people at a low cost.
  • Tushabomwe Resta - GWEFODE Member

    We are very happy to receive this water tank which has now reduced the time spent fetching water from long distances. It has also saved us fetching dirty water in swamps which is contaminated by human and animal feces, and the risks associated with this. am now using this time to perform other productive and economic activities to earn money...
  • Nzabonimpa Shariot - Refugee

    I thought of poisoning myself and my child whose father is not known but I am now relieved. Now I can understand that I and my children have a bright future. I did not have anybody to tell my distressing problems.I am now able to deal with my experiences, Thanks to GWEFODE for the Counseling session.
  • Sabato Angelique - Refugee

    The training that I got from GWEFODE provided me economic independence and helped me to gain self-confidence and prosperity for my family. I now have my own Sewing Machine, and i train all my siblings. My sister will also improve her knowledge and skills to become a qualified tailor.
  • Tumuranye Florence - Widow

    In the past i was spending more than 5,000 shillings everyday to buy food and sauce for my family. Since i started kitchen gardening on my small land, I am spending less because I am sure of sauce. I am now saving money to buy scholastic materials and pay school fees for my children.

Our Programs

Participatory Governance & Gender Equity Advocacy

GWEFODE’s work is to Promote Participatory Governance using Rights Based Approach to programming and gender equity in development as well as participation in decision making.

Gender Based Violence Prevention & Response

GWEFODE mobilizes resources to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence access free medical treatment and psychosocial support.

Conflict Resolution & Peace Building

GWEFODE seeks to improve the capacity of community based mediators and local leaders to resolve conflicts and enhance effective and efficient justice delivery in the informal justice system.

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security

GWEFODE undertakes research on best agricultural practices that are sustainable and environmentally friendly and sharing these with farmers in Uganda.

Sustainable Energy Efficient Technologies

Over 95% of households in Kabale district use biomass fuels (firewood and charcoal) to cook on traditional stoves. This reliance on firewood presents mothers with impossible choices.

Vocational Education & Training

GWEFODE supports entrepreneurial development through equipping marginalized women and youth with skills such as tailoring, candle making and making charcoal briquettes aimed at income generation.

Water Sanitation & Hygiene

GWEFODE improves the management of water sources through refresher trainings and sensitization of community members especially women and children on better use.

HIV/AIDS & Malaria Prevention

GWEFODE disseminates Information, Education and Communication IEC/ Behavior Change Communication (BCC) campaigns and materials focused on orphans and vulnerable children.

Maternal and Child Health

GWEFODE creates awareness on maternal and child health and advocates for improved health services to reduce on maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

Featured Documents

A joint Statement on The Right of Indigenous Batwa People to Land and Natural Resources in Uganda Submitted by GWEFODE and France Libertes to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)


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