Participatory Governance and Gender Equity Advocacy (PAGEA)
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GWEFODE’s work is to

(a) Promote Participatory Governance using Rights Based Approach to programming and gender equity in development as well as participation in decision making through developing capacity of CSO's and Local Governments to apply and use the approaches in planning and implementation of development programs.

(b) Empower Local Governments and CSOs to adopt gender equity Budgeting approaches in development programs and support processes deepening the participation of marginalized groups particularly women at all levels of governance.

(c) Monitor and advocate for implementation of laws, policies and programs that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. GWEFODE works with policy makers, men and women in local governments, Police, relevant ministries, other women's organizations at all levels to undertake activities such as capacity building of women leaders that will positively influence governance in Uganda, sensitize and train women in human rights, political and leadership skills in order to raise the level of human rights awareness and practice, Mentoring women to participate in decision making processes, Supporting women to acquire leadership and political positions

(d) Raise citizens’ consciousness of their rights and responsibilities, and empowers them to effectively participate in governance and demand accountability from their leaders for effective service delivery. For democracy to thrive, citizens need to become committed to its cause, defense and promotion. Citizens have the right to participate in governance as a premise and not a favor bestowed by the government.

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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