The Capacities of women organisations increased to promote gender equality-CAWOGE project is implemented with support from We Effect, in Hoima District Uganda
The general aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Member Organizations (MOs) to promote and advocate for gender equality as a mechanism for improving the social-economic status of women. The project also aims to promote democracy, human rights and participation of members as well as the populations they target. MOs are equipped with advocacy skills including identification of the rights that are violated to cause gender inequality.
The development objective of the project is to promote the growth of a strong women’s movement in Uganda that claims the rights of women and enhances their social-economic status particularly. This development objective is in line with several priority areas of Uganda’s National Development Plan such as increasing household incomes and promoting equity; increasing access to quality social services; enhancing human capital development; strengthening good governance and proper use of environment and natural resources.
The CAWOGE project is running for three years from 2014 to 2016 with the following key expected outcomes:
- Self-sufficient MOs having capacities to engage with their communities and leaders sustainably to promote gender equality by 2016.
- Up to 50% of the population will be aware of gender equality principles and become gender responsive in their day to day actions and decisions by 2015.
- Male champions, cultural and religious leaders are actively promoting gender equality principles among men and in their communities by the end of 2014 onwards.