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The purpose of the project was to raise awareness of the right to Water and Sanitation among the Batwa as an indigenous group of people and lobby the Local Government leaders in Kabale to include them in decision making processes, making of Sub-County and District local government plans

GWEFODE implemented Conflict resolution and community action for the Batwa Empowerment Project supported by UN Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Activities included Human Rights Sensitization workshops, Consultative meeting with local Government leaders, Dialogue through roundtable and media campaigns such as radio jingles and distribution of information, education and communication materials.

GWEFODE is involved in Gender based violence prevention and response by raising awareness for better respect of women human rights, the rule of law and promotion of good governance, Conflict resolution and peace building, domestic violence prevention and support by mobilizing communities to act against all forms of Violence against Women and Children through monitoring, documentation and reporting on the human rights situation of women.

GWEFODE has improved the livelihoods of marginalized women and Youth through Vocational Tailoring Training Skills.

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.

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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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