The Women in Democracy Group (WDG) is comprised of five National Women’s organizations i.e, Action for Development (ACFODE), Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO), Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) and Women Democracy Network–Uganda Chapter (WDN U). WDG brings together women’s organizations that are at the fore front in advancing good governance and democracy through the effective women’s participation. The group believes in the synergies brought
together, coordination, reaching out wide with a common message and avoiding duplication and in effect, effectively utilizing the minimum resources.
UWONET coordinates the WDG and is the host secretariat, an advocacy and lobbying Non Governmental Organization currently comprised of sixteen (16) National Women’s Non Governmental Organizations/ institutions and 10 individual members, who collectively work together to amplify the women’s voice and enhance women’s empowerment. Its mission is to coordinate collective action among members and other stakeholders through networking, capacity building, resource mobilization, research information
sharing, policy advocacy for the attainment of gender equality in Uganda.
Action for Development (ACFODE) Action for Development is an ingenious, voluntary, non governmental women’s interest and development organization Its mission is to promote women’s empowerment, gender equality and equity in Uganda through capacity building for both women and men.
Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) is a women’s rights national non-partisan organisation which was established in 1995. FOWODE grew out of the Women’s Caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly which debated and passed the 1995 Constitution. After the enactment of the Constitution, the Gender Working Group of the Caucus formed FOWODE with the aim of mobilising women to take advantage of the gender sensitive Constitution.
The Centre for Women in Governance (CEWIGO) is a nonpartisan, not for profit and non–governmental organization established in 2006 in Uganda, committed to the promotion of effective and equal participation of women and men in all spheres and at all levels of decision making. Its Mission is to promote gender equality through mobilization, training and advocacy to develop a critical mass of women with the capacity to spearhead development. CEWIGO’s office is located in Kampala the capital city of Uganda, while its activities are implemented at national and district levels.
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