Voices from the field

AMUDAT PARLIAMENTARY COVID19 TASKFORCE MEETS GIRLS FLEEING FGM.

The Parliamentary COVID19 Taskforce in Amudat district met girls fleeing female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage seeking shelter at Kalas Girls primary school. The girls are supported by the National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) with funding from the Embassy of Ireland. From the instatement of the first lockdown in 2020, the …

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BRUNO ORYEGIU’S POSITIVE CHANGE TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY.

Men who belong to or participate in organized groups like Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) or Primary Cooperative (PCs) are more sensitive to gender issues or supportive of improved lives of women in their families and community. Bruno Oryegiu, is one of these men in his community. A resident in Leda, Zombo District, Bruno …

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KARITA RELIGIOUS LEADER SPEARHEADS CAMPAIGN AGAINST FGM.

“My wife and I are servants of God who live by example. We are committed to educating our children, raise school fees by rearing and selling goats and committed to not having our girls go through FGM,” says Pastor Christopher. Christopher, lead pastor at Pastor of Africa Inland Church in Karita, Amudat district is one of the Community based …

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LOOKING BACK TO LOOK AHEAD: HOW WOMEN IN HOIMA ARE THRIVING.

Daisy is a beneficiary of a former NAWOU  intervention which ended 3 years ago and does not carry with her the memory of the project but tangible impact to her life. She spoke to NAWOU staff and couldn’t hide her joy about changes her life has experienced. She testified that before the NAWOU interventions and …

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