Voices from the field

I DREAM OF A GENERATION THAT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

Geoffrey Cherop, 48, is a husband and father of six (6) living in Aloma village, Kaptum sub county Kween district. Trained as a mentor by NAWOU, Geoffrey continues to create more awareness on the adverse effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early/Forced Child Marriage (E/FCM) within his community. For years, he has been an …

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LUWERO COMMUNITY LEADERS TAKE ACTION AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.

NAWOU in partnership with Luwero District, supported by FOKUS, conducted follow  up dialogue meetings on Gender Based Violence (GBV) with community leaders in Kikyusa, Kamira, Kalagala, Bamunanika and Zirobwe sub-counties. The dialogues intended to take stock of the current status of GBV, what has been done, what has worked, existing gaps and forging collective ways forward to …

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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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