France supports vulnerable women in Uganda
On the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day, the Embassy of France in Uganda has signed two financing memoranda to support two women advocacy organisations, GUWODU and GWED-G, based in Gulu, northern Uganda.
The signing ceremony took place at the Embassy of France in the presence of H.E Sophie MAKAME, Ambassador France to Uganda; Ms. Heleen ANNEMANS, analyst for women’s leadership and political participation at UN Women Uganda; Allan NUME, director, GUWODU; and Pamela ANGWECH, executive director, GWED-G.
Gulu Women with Disabilities Union (GUWODU) received 40 295 202 UGX from the Embassy’s Social Development Fund (SDF) to conduct trainings and sensitization activities to empower disabled women in Gulu and Amuru districts, while sustaining their aspiration to be fully integrated into the society through economic activities.
Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) received a grant of 50 369 003 UGX from SDF, within the framework of a sensitization and support project for the victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Unyama subcounty.
These projects to be implemented in 2016 aim at responding to the needs to improve women’s condition in Uganda, especially the most vulnerable ones both through economic empowerment and by contributing to make the Ugandan population more aware that stigmatization and violence against women still exist in their country, but also worldwide, and must be fought with determination.