Harnessing Women and Youth Potential

GULU COMMUNITIES SHARE EXPERIENCES DURING GENDER ADVOCACY MEETINGS.

With support from We Effect, NAWOU and Gulu District Network through Keru Women’s Advocacy Forum (K-WAF) conducted advocacy dialogues on gender concerns among community members and leaders in Layibi, Pecce, Bardege, and Laroo divisions in Gulu District from 20th to 24th August 2021.   The dialogues were platforms to identify pertinent gender issues and likely …

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CULTURAL BIASES STILL A HEAVY WEIGHT FOR WOMEN TO CARRY.

Despite the common notion that development cannot be maximized without equal opportunities for women, men and young people, there is still a deficit of women and young people being actively involved at cooperative level. Gender equality is viewed in the context of women and youth being positioned to participate (advise, collaborate, represent, empower, decide) on …

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MUKONO YOUTH COUPLE INSPIRING AND EDUCATING COMMUNITY ON GENDER EQUALITY.

Solomon Ssonko and Bridgette Nansubuga, a young couple based in Kiyindi- Buikwe, have lived together like many young couples who cannot negotiate with the predetermined dictates of culture and their significant position in family life. It was typical of Bridgette to carry out most the household duties while Solomon left for his workplace every morning. …

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WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN LEADERSHIP.

Joyce Ocaya from Omoro, Gulu District is the Vice Chairperson of Palaro Odek Growers’ Cooperative Society in Odek Subcounty. Before she was a leader in the cooperative, she served on the vetting committee which handled Board elections. This is where she conceived the idea of serving on the Union; board level but she didn’t believe …

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