WOMEN AND GENDER

Women and Gender Development

The women and gender development sector provides opportunities to address the gender inequality and inequity in Uganda. According to national statistics, Uganda has passed laws and policies that accord equal status to women and men, and has attained gender parity in primary and secondary school enrollment. Nonetheless, the country is yet to overcome gender inequality in access to services and opportunities, like employment and financial services; partly because of social norms that serve to reinforce the subordinate status of women and downplay their contribution as well as the potential they have for the country's development. The sector contributes to supporting women and girls with education, health care, decent work, access and ownership rights over property and technology, and equal participation in political and economic decision - making processes that lead to social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Reason to participate in Women and Gender projects

By contributing to women and gender projects, you will be able to support vulnerable women and their families achieve better livelihoods. You will gain hands on experience of working with local Ugandan communities who are already fighting  for the women rights in a a bid  of addressing challenges of gender inequality. Participants who will work on any of the women and gender projects will help contribute to alleviating poverty out of many vulnerable women and their families and enable them create sustainable livelihoods

Women and Gender Volunteer & Internship opportunities

Community based projects in Women and Gender

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Training Community Facilitators in Basic safe motherhood survival skills.

Since 2008, Masese CDC has been engaged in holistic child and youth development. The organization noticed the increased infant and child mortality rate due to health challenges women face while giving birth.
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Microenterprise Development (VSLA) for Orphans and Widows

UAOWF recognizes that limited access to financial services by rural women in Uganda, especially widows, is one of the key factors that have kept them in abject poverty. Poor rural women do not own property such as land
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Business and Financial skills Development Training in Uganda

In Uganda, people do not have the knowledge to start small businesses, yet with an entrepreneurial spirit. They undertake entrepreneurial challenges and oftentimes fail as a result of their lack of knowledge and skills
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Economic Empowerment Project for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Women and Girls Disabilities (WGDs) are discriminated and excluded from employment and economic opportunities, and are among the poorest in their communities.
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Rural Women Empowerment with Entrepreneurship and Business

The Women Empowerment Internship Uganda will focus on training and mentoring vulnerable women and their families in rural communities of Jinja with basic Entrepreneurship and Small-scale business startups skills.
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Sexual and Reproductive Health for Persons with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees them the right to access the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care.
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Community based research projects in Women and Gender

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Review the effectiveness of Microfinance in improving the lives of Women in Uganda

As observed by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (2002), it is widely accepted that women are good credit risks and enthusiastic customers for both credit and savings facilities in the field of microfinance today.
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Your experience of community transformation starts here. Engaging in women and gender projects provides opportunities for participants to gain hands on experience and knowlede on challenges women and girls in thdeveloping countries face and how to sustainably address them. To apply, please click the link below

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