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The Project aims to increase access to safe water and sanitation for marginalized communities and ensure participation of women in sound water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) management practices.

The project supported by Australian agency for international development involves activities such as Construction of Water and Sanitation facilities for Households, Communities and Schools, training women and other stakeholders in adoption of Rain Water Harvesting Technologies to improve water, sanitation and Hygiene, contribute to capacity-building in water and sanitation for rural communities, improve heath and increased attendance of children in Schools, Establishment of Water User Committees and school health clubs, community led total sanitation, Planning and advocacy meetings, consultative meetings, participatory monitoring and evaluation, dialogues, Documenting and dissemination of community voices and media campaigns for advocacy on issues that need attention or facilitation and formation of community based monitors and evaluators.

Rain Water Harvesting tanks have been constructed for households, communities and Schools in Water stressed areas, established women groups and strengthened existing ones such as Kashongati Women Group, Kihira Women Group, Rurembo Women Group and Kankiiro Women Group among others thinking of innovative ways of how to improve the social and economic situation of their households.

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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