Fowode Members with Speaker of parliament

Forum for Women in Democracy [FOWODE] is a womens rights national non-partisan organisation which was established in 1995. FOWODE grew out of the Womens Caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly which debated and passed the 1995 Constitution.

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Welcome to FOWODE Uganda

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. FOWODE envisions a just and fair society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision making processes. FOWODE strongly believes that if women were empowered to participate at various political levels in the country, then the resulting policies, laws, plans and budgets would favour and strengthen the women's empowerment process in Uganda.Our strategic vision is "Women with voice, power and resources engage effectively in governance"

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Panelists including Maggie Kigozi, Thelma Awori and Victoria Sekitoleko during the National Dialogue under the theme "Women and Girls empowerment the key to transformation"

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OUR AGENDA | OUR VOICES is a documentary on the Uganda Women's Agenda. This Agenda brings to the forefront unique gender dimensions that ought to addressed by various actors if real and meaningful development for the total empowerment of Ugandan women and girls is to be achieved.

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Celebrating the gains of Women and Girls' Empowerment
In her key note speech, Celebrating gains for Women and girls in 30 years- in Uganda’s Health, education and agriculture sectors; Dr. Maggie Kigozi she noted that Uganda and much of the world has much to celebrate; in politics- there are women Presidents, Vice Presidents, In Uganda we have a female speaker in the August house, Ministers, and 35% of Uganda’s MP’s are female.
Posted: May 5, 2015
SHARPENING CIVIC ACTION MENTORS FOR VOTER EDUCATION
In consideration of the electoral processes towards the 2016 national elections in Uganda, Forum for Women in Democracy trained 50 civic action mentors in Voter education. Representative of 7 districts of Uganda, the mentors acquired knowledge in voter education; explored and understanding of the road map to the national 2016 elections; with specificity on citizens’ engagement in the electoral processes.
Posted: May 5, 2015
Empowered women are transforming their communities
The notion that empowered women transform societies is not just a tale it is the reality of some of the women who we have interfaced with. She felt like her story was over when her husband Henry Kasoro died in 2006 following a short illness, Midiath Kasoro is as mother of 5 children; 4 boys and 1 girl.
Posted: Apr 21, 2015




UPCOMING EVENTS

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May

Training of Community Budget Advisers (CBAs) from 5 Districts
Event Date: May 27, 2015
FOWODE is empowering citizens to participate effectively in the local government budget processes, tracking budgets and monitoring service delivery programmes for enhanced gender equality and good governance.
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Jun

Uganda Women's Think Tank meeting
Event Date: May 27, 2015
FOWODE together with other members of the Women's Movement will convene the 5th Uganda Women's Think Tank on Tuesday 2nd June. The aim is to provide women's thought leadership on current governance trends specifically the NGO Bill and its implications
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Apr

High level National women�s Dialogue
Event Date: Apr 15, 2015
20 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, many gains have been made in the area of women and girls empowerment.

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