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View the documentVIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN/LEGAL ASSISTANCE

KAMPALA DISTRICT

122. ACTION FOR DEVT. (ACFODE)

P.O.BOX 1 6729, KAMPALA
TEL: 256-41-532311

FAX: 256-41-530460
E-mail: acfode@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Jude Kamanyi

Objectives:

· to increase women’s representation and participation at all levels of decision making

· to facilitate and sensitise society about women’s needs, potential and problems, and campaign for a positive portrayal of women

· to lobby and advocate for law reform for improvement and enforcement of women’s rights

· to generate information through research and disseminate it to relevant sectors, policy makers and implementers

· to provide opportunity for capacity building for members of staff

· to introduce gender issues at all levels of education and training curriculum

· to network with local and international women’s organisations and other relevant bodies

· to empower women economically

· to sensitise society to take women’s issues more seriously and to educate women to take active responsibility for their own health

Activities:

· workshops and seminars
· legal and political education
· research and publishing

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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123. AFRICAN CHARITABLE SOCIETY FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

P.O.BOX 9591
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to encourage self reliance among women

Activities:

· credit scheme
· handicraft making
· workshops and seminars

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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124. AKINA MAMA WA AFRIKA

PLOT 18, BUKOTO STREET
KAMWOKYA, P.O.BOX 24130
KAMPALA, TEL: 256-41-543681/3

FAX: 256-41-543682, E/mail:
gracia@imul.com

Contact Person:
Ms Algresia Akwi-Ogojo

Objectives:

· to develop the leadership potential of young African women who would like to commit themselves to a progressive women’s movement in Africa

· to provide leadership training for young African women in leadership positions

· to strengthen existing national and regional networks through networking and solidarity

· to empower African women living in fundamentally patriarchal communities with self development and life skills training

Activities:

· training
· research
· advocacy
· publishing

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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125. AKIIKA EMBUGA WOMEN’S SELF HELP ASSOC.

P.O.BOX 5650
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Ms Janet Kagimu

Objectives:

· to sensitise women on development needs to promote informal adult education

· to increase production and diversification of agriculture and animal husbandry and impart knowledge on sustainable and modern farming

· to create and explore markets for the members produce

Activities:

· Practical and theoretical training of rural women in the fields of economic development and management, public health, personal hygiene, nutrition and Aids prevention

· free training in tailoring and weaving to school drop-outs of all educational standards

· Practical skills development in the fields of sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, poultry, handicrafts and appropriate technology.

· Grain and oil milling Agricultural produce storage

· Poultry keeping and Zero grazing

· Hostel facilities

· Revolving loans scheme

· Savings mobilisation tree planting

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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126. ASSOC. OF WOMEN MEDICAL DOCTORS

Plot 8 Katonga Rd, P.O. BOX 10035,
KAMPALA, Tel: 251333

Contact Person:
Dr. Olive Sentumbwe-Mugisa

Objectives:

· to facilitate communication and association among women medical doctors in Uganda and abroad

· to improve and promote all efforts towards the promotion and protection of the health of both women and children

· to promote medical and allied sciences in Uganda through research and the organisation of regular seminars and workshops

· to encourage and assist young women throughout Uganda to join the medical and dental professions

Activities:

· training
· seminars and workshops

Working Language:
English, Language applicable to the area of operation

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127. BIKI EBIFA MUNSI

P.O.BOX 1167
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to uplift women’s economic activities

Activities:

· agricultural activities
· handicraft making
· cultural development

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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128. BUKOGGOLWA WIDOWS & ORPHAN’S CARE (BWOCC)

P.O.BOX 8386
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Mrs. Gumila Mbuga

Objectives:

· to promote environmental protection
· to improve the health of women and children
· to promote women’s economic activities in support of widows and orphans

Activities:

· workshops and seminars
· agricultural activities
· Tree planting

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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129. BUSEGA KABAALE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

P.O.BOX 31309
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Ms Alice Kiwewa

Objectives:

· to promote the social and economic welfare of women and orphans
· functional literacy
· to promote environmental protection

Activities:

· Poultry keeping
· Bricklaying
· Baking
· Tree planting
· Adult education classes

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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130. CHRISTIAN WOMEN FELLOWSHIP

P.O.BOX 335
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to unite Christian women
· to promote self reliance
· to promote cultural activities
· to encourage prayer among Christian women

Activities:

· preach the gospel
· counselling

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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131. COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

IN AFRICA (U) (CEEWA), PLOT 59
BUGANDA ROAD, P.O.BOX 9063
KAMPALA,

TEL; 348896 FAX: C/O 255144
E-MAIL: ceewaug@infocom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Rose Kiggundu

Objectives:

· to strengthen the capacity of economic decision makers to integrate gender concerns in economic planning, monitoring and evaluation processes

· to provide a forum for women to discuss, share experiences and support activities that enhance women’s participation in mainstreaming economic development policies and programmes

· to facilitate widespread replication of micro-credit principles and standards that can reach millions of women, meet their practical and strategic needs, in a financially sustainable manner

· to support government and NGOs to develop agricultural extension services that are delivered in a gender responsive manner, can reach women farmers and address their food and income needs

· to create public awareness about women’s rights regarding property


Activities:

· workshops
· publishing

132. DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY

P.O.BOX 6885
NSAMBYA HOSPITAL ROAD
KAMPALA, TEL: 345619

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to provide accommodation to girls from distant areas of Uganda studying in Kampala
· to train young girls in income generating projects
· to care for orphans and abandoned babies

Activities:

· poultry keeping
· baking
· training in catering and hotel management
· counselling

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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133. FAITH OUTREACH MINISTRIES FORM

P.O.BOX 11358
KAMPALA, TEL: 285266

Contact Person:
Mrs Ruth Twesigye

Objective:

· to support and encourage widows in self help activities

Activities:

· spiritual building
· seminars and workshops

134. FIDA UGANDA

PLOT 54 BUKOTO STREET
KAMWOKYA. P.O.BOX 2157

KAMPALA, TEL/FAX: 25641 530848
E-MAIL: fida-ug@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Sarah Banenya

Objectives:

· to take the law to the lay women In Uganda so as to create awareness of their rights and obligations therein

· to promote stability of families through legal advice and counselling

· to assist women and children especially widows and orphans to attain effective protection under the law

· to promote responsible upbringing of children thereby minimising juvenile delinquency and;

· to promote the well being of Ugandans by laying emphasis on the laws that stimulate economic development


Activities:

· Legal aid clinics
· Paralegal training
· Will writing project
· Legal education
· Research
· Publishing
· Workshops and seminars

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

FH

135. FORUM FOR WOMEN IN DEMOCRACY (FOWODE)

Plot 5 Dewinton Rd, Above Highfield
Butchery Opposite the National
Theatre, P.O.BOX 7176, KAMPALA

TEL: 342130 FAX: 342123/357824
E-MAIL: fowode@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Winnie Byanyima

Objectives:

· to educate women about their constitutional rights and to train and equip them with skills for greater and effective political participation.

· to identify key issues of greatest concern to women and to devise mechanisms of addressing them through the political process.

· to devise strategies of increasing women’s representation and participation at all levels of decision making

· to establish and run a research and training centre through which information and skills can be acquired by women politicians and activists

· to build coalitions with other marginalised groups like the youth, workers, the disabled, and with gender sensitive men to advocate for common concerns

· to collaborate with women politicians in the East African sub-region, African region, and internationally through information exchange, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

· to cooperate with other women organisations both locally and internationally towards the achievement of political empowerment of women and other marginalised groups

Activities:

· workshops and seminars
· research and publishing

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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136. 4 - H CLUBS OF UGANDA

P.O.BOX 81 50 KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· To train women in economic/self reliance activities

Activities:

· credit scheme
· seminars

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

137. FORUM FOR AFRICAN WOMEN EDUCATIONALISTS

(Uganda Chapter) (FAWE),
PLOT 25, VALLEY ROAD NTINDA
NEAR UNEB OFFICES, P.O.BOX
24117, KAMPALA, UGANDA

TEL: 234455/8 ext. 185
E-MAIL: FAWE-U@uga.Healthnet.org

Contact Person:
Mrs Ruth Kavuma

Objectives:

· to promote women’s leadership and policy making skills within educational institutions through targeted capacity building

· to use existing data to design programs that account for the special needs of female students and teachers to improve the participation of girls and women at different levels

Activities:

· publishing
· sensitisation of parents and the community on the importance of the education of girls and women
· research
· fundraising
· advocacy

138. INDIAN WOMEN ASSOCIATION

P.O.BOX 9900
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to promote cultural development programmes
· to improve the health of women

Activities:

· seminars
· cultural development activities

Working language:
English, Hindu

139. INTERNATIONAL WIDOW’S ASSOC. FOR SOUTH’N SUDAN

C/O HAMIDA ALI TEMBO
P.O.BOX 9010, KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Susan Abiku

Objectives:

· To provide residential care for destitute orphans through the identification’ support and monitoring of suitable foster parents

· to support vulnerable orphans

· to promote suitable systems for widows and orphans of the Sudanese refugee community

Activities:

· Vegetable growing
· handicraft making
· poultry keeping, brick making, baking and tailoring
· run an orphanage with 15 children

Working Language:
English, Arabic

140. ISIS-WOMEN’S CROSS CULTURAL EXCHANGE (ISIS-WICE)

PLOT 32 BUKOTO STREET,-
KAMWOKYA, P.O.BOX 4934
KAMPALA

TEL: 543953 FAX: 543954
e-mail: isis@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng

Objectives:

· to strengthen and expand the network of communication between women and women’s groups locally, regionally and internationally emphasise the direct sharing of women’s experiences, skills and knowledge in areas of critical concern to them;

· to build a pool of documentation and information by and about women in all countries of the world;

· to create a better understanding of women’s issues locally, regionally and internationally, and develop a global analysis of gender oppression from an understanding of the common basis of women’s oppression worldwide;

· to provide technical and back-up services to women in the field of communication and information management;

· to promote the development of international strategies and solidarity between women in their efforts, struggles and campaigns to overcome discrimination and empower themselves.

Activities:

· publishing
· research
· coordinate the international feminist network
· dissemination of information
· collection of information
· training
· workshops
· monthly gender talks
· advocacy

Working Language:
English, French and Spanish; Local languages applicable to the area of operation herein Uganda.

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141. KIBENGE WOMEN & ORPHANS DEVT. PROGRAMME

P.O.BOX 22598, KAMPALA,
TEL: 271314, FAX: 245597

Contact Person:
Dr Clare Namatovu

Objectives:

· to provide basic education for the orphans in order to curb down the increasing level of illiteracy

· to initiate the target group in the establishment of their own income generating projects in order to provide a source of income for their families

· to acquaint the target group with vocational skills in projects

· to institute an extensive education awareness programme for the target group and the community with particular emphasis on: “AIDS”, family planning, child health development, public health and hygiene, the law in families

Activities:

· cattle keeping
· tailoring
· poultry keeping
· carpentry gardening
· construction of a school for the orphans

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

142. KIYEMBE WOMEN’S CREDIT AND SAVINGS

COOPERATIVE, P.O.BOX 950
KIYEMBE, MARKET STREET
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to uplift the standard of living of women

Activity:

· business transactions

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

143. LIRA AND APACH WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (LIPA)

P.O.BOX 9949
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to raise the standard of rural women in the region

Activities:

· funcraising
· seminars

Working Language:
English, Luo

SH

144. THE MOTHER’S UNION PROVINCE OF CHURCH OF UGANDA

P.O.BOX 335, KAMPALA
TEL: 242601, FAX: 242601

Contact Person:
Gertrude N.Wataaka

Objectives:

· to uphold Christ’s teaching on marriage and to promote its wider understanding
· to encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the church
· to maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians, united in prayer, worship and service

Activities:

· adult literacy classes

· preaching the gospel of God

· vocational training for both girls and boys which offers tailoring and designing, home economics, bible study and computer literacy

· weekend programmes in home management and counselling

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

145. MOTHERS VOLUNTARY SUPPORT ORGANISATION

P.O.BOX 137
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to support family life

Activity:

· seminars

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

146. MULAGO HOSPITAL UNITED WOMEN ASSOC.

P.O.BOX 7051
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to encourage women to participate in income generating activities

Activities:

· cultural development activities
· Handicraft making

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

147. MULAGO NURSES & MIDWIFE ASSOC.

P.O.BOX 7051
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to improve the status of women’s health

Activity:

· home nursing
· seminars on basic health

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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148. NAKAWUKA SOLE PARENTS WOMEN’S CLUB

P.O.BOX 15016
KAMPALA, TEL: 241194

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to mobilise widows and single mothers to have a forum of discussion
· to improve the living standards of women

Activities:

· poultry keeping
· handicraft making
· agricultural activities
· home health care
· cultural development

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

149. NATIONAL ASSOC. OF PRIVATE MIDWIVES

NSAMBYA TRAINING SCHOOL,
NSAMBYA, P.O.BOX 30962
KAMPALA TEL: 267012

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to extend midwifery services to women

· to improve the standards of midwifery in Uganda

· to improve the welfare of its members

· to establish friendly links with similar associations in other countries and try to solve the within problems encountered in midwifery


Activities:

· education and basic training
· sensitisation of women to lead a healthy life

Working Language:

Local language applicable to the area of operation.

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150. NATIONAL ASSOC. OF WOMEN JUDGES

P.O.BOX 7085, KAMPALA
TEL: 233420/2, 258240, 241954

Contact Person:
Justice Leticia Kikonyogo

Objectives:

· to contribute to the development of human rights law so that the legal-judicial systems promotes and protects the rights and effectively address the problems that impede true equality for all people.

· to improve the administration of justice by advocating for the rule of law and in particular by educating the public especially women and children of the importance and meaning of the rule of law.

· to address gender issues in the legal-judicial systems

· to liaise with government departments and advocacy groups with women’s rights and the rule of law.

Activities:

· research and publishing

· TV and radio talks

· Networking with government departments and advocacy groups

· Seminars and workshops

· recommend passage of legislation that would afford women greater protection and provide them with quick relief

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

P/HR

151. NATIONAL ASSOC. OF WOMEN ORGN.’S IN UGANDA (NAWOU)

PLOT 1 PERRYMAN GARDENS
BAKULI, OFF HOIMA ROAD,
P.O.BOX 1663, KAMPALA

TEL: 258463, FAX: 245293
e-mail: nawou@infocom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Mrs Florence Nekyon

Objectives:

· to strengthen and coordinate networking between women groups in Uganda

· to respond to requests for training in technical skills and gender sensitisation

· to identify and distribute information about resources available to help women’s groups achieve their objectives

· to lobby government, individuals and local and international organisations for the Interests and concerns of women’s groups

Activities:

· training in leadership and assertiveness; project management; and awareness of environment and development related issues

· research on sustainable agriculture, environmental protection and violation of the rights of women and children

· marketing of produce made by women

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

I/HR

152. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RURAL WOMEN IN UGANDA

P.O.BOX 21225, KAMPALA
TEL: 235114

Contact Person:
Ms Margaret Kakitahi

Objectives:

· to uplift the economic status of women
· to market rural women’s products
· to promote cultural programmes

Activities:

· gardening
· handicraft making
· poultry keeping
· seminars and workshops
· cultural activities

Working Language: English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

SH

153. NATIONAL WOMEN & CHILDREN’S COMMITEE OF THE BAHAI

P.O.BOX 2662
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to improve the Bahai teaching among women and children
· to promote the Bahai women’s activities related to development

Activity:

· preach the Bahai gospel

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

154. NTULUME VILLAGE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

P.O.BOX 10074
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Ms Cissy Nyarwa

Objectives:

· to train and educate women to effectively play their role in national development
· to promote income generating activities

Activities:

· agricultural activities
· handicraft making
· credit scheme

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

155. PAN AFRICAN WOMEN’S LIBERATION ORG. (PAWLO)

PLOT 1874, ST. BARNABAS
ROAD, MUYENGA, P.O.BOX 7168
KAMPALA

TEL: 256 41 266012/267075
FAX: 256 41 345924
E-MAIL: Pawlo@imul.com

Contact Person:
Ms Margaret Komuhangi

Objectives:

· to create awareness among the people about the role of Pan Africanism and women in African liberation struggles

· to establish close contacts and cooperation with other women organisations for solidarity and joint programmes

· to collect, process and disseminate information about women of African descent

Activities:

· research and documentation on critical areas of concern to women
· coordinating international activities of women organisations

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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156. RURAL DEVT. WOMEN’S CONSULTANCY GROUP (RUDWOCG)

P.O.BOX 7831
KAMPALA,
TEL: 235871/530422

Contact Person:
Ms Agnes Nanziri Ssekiboobo

Objectives:

· to identify rural women’s problems and assess their training needs
· to identify viable social and economic projects
· to link rural women to donors and development agents

Activity:

· research

Working language:
English, Luganda

SH

157. SAFE MOTHERHOOD INITIATIVE IN UGANDA

P.O.BOX 1191, KAMPALA
TEL; 258562, FAX: 230789

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to promote safe motherhood for all women of child bearing age and specifically to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity

· to provide information on reproductive health, adequate nutrition, STDs

· to maintain the well being of women and to improve their standard of living

· to promote women’s reproductive rights

· to increase awareness of and demand for family planning among women and men in rural areas, especially by addressing fears, rumours, misconceptions, and negative beliefs

· to develop and implement a national safe motherhood programme

Activities:

· Workshops

· Pregnancy monitoring by community members to encourage pregnant women to obtain adequate health care and to maintain records on their pregnancies

· Production of health education materials

· Surveys to identify social and economic obstacles that prevent women from using health and family planning services

Working Language:
English, Local language to the area of operation

HR

158. SENIOR WOMEN ADVISORY GROUP ON ENVIRONMENT (SWAG)

6th Street Industrial Area
P.O.BOX 12223
KAMPALA, TEL: 256375

Contact Person:
Ms Gertrude Kenyangi

Objectives:

· to provide a forum for women NGOs and community based groups to share experiences, exchange information and ideas

· to collect and disseminate information to the various environment and development NGOs at grassroot level.

· to empower women to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, environment protection, equity and social justice

· to lobby policy and decision makers to the special needs, problems and initiatives of women

Activities:

· radio/TV shows on women in environment and development activities
· training in management

Working language:
English, Luganda

SH

159. UGANDA ADVENTIST WOMEN ORGANISATION

P.O.BOX 15034
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to strengthen the faith of women and the youth according to adventist belief

Activity:

· preaching the word of God.

Working language:
English, Luganda

SH

160. UGANDA ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

P.O.BOX 7062
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Mrs. Olivia Mutiibwa

Objectives:

· to promote the education of girls and women and to encourage qualified women to participate in world affairs

· to unite university and other professional women

· to support the aims of the International Federation of University women in its purpose of promoting understanding and friendship between university and professional women of the world irrespective of their race, religion or political opinion

Activities:

· training
· seminars and workshops
· fundraising

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

SH

161. UGANDA CULTURAL WOMEN’S ORGANISATION

P.O.BOX 3033
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to promote cultural activities and values
· to promote the education of girls

Activities:

· training
· counselling

Working language:
English, Luganda

SH

162. UGANDA INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S CLUBS

KIGALA ROAD, PLOT406, NATETE
VILLAGE, CENTRAL, ZONE D.
RUBAGA DIVISION

P.O.BOX 30196, KAMPALA
TEL: 273417 FAX: 566702

Contact Person:
Ms Musango Harriet

Objectives:

· to uplift the status of women, orphans and the disabled
· to assist school drop outs
· to care for the aged

Activities:

· credit scheme
· training
· counselling
· seminars and workshops
· tree planting and energy saving projects
· handicraft making
· agricultural shows

Working Language:
English, Luganda

SH

163. UGANDA CATHOLIC WOMEN’S BUREAU

P.O.BOX 2886, KAMPALA
TEL: 268175/268157

Contact Person:
Ms Juliana Bezuidenhou

Objectives:

· to coordinate catholic women’s activities at the national level in collaboration with the diocese
· to organise women in local clubs to uplift their communities

Activities:

· seminars
· publishing

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

SH

164. UGANDA DISABLED WOMEN'S ASSOC.

P.O.BOX 3368, KAMPALA
TEL: 285249

Contact Person:
Ms Betty Kinene

Objectives:

· to promote self reliance among the disabled women
· to encourage education among the disabled girls/women

Activities:

· seminars
· handicraft making

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

SH

165. THE UGANDA FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN

P.O. BOX 2748
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to uplift the status of women in business

Activity:

· commercial transactions

Working language:
English, Luganda

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166. THE UGANDA FEDERATION OF COMMUNITY DEVT CLUBS

P.O.BOX 7305
UDYAM HOUSE, JINJA ROAD
KAMPALA, TEL: 236543

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to promote income generating activities

Activity:

· research

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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167. UGANDA GENDER RESOURCE CENTRE

PLOT 827 MAWANDA RD.
KAMWOKYA., P.O.BOX 9933
KAMPALA

TEL: 543897, FAX: 250249
E-MAIL: ugrc@swiftuganda.com

Contact Person:
Ms Hope Mwesigye

Objectives:

· to promote equitable community development by making available strategic information on gender and development

· to increase the visibility of women and their contribution to socio-economic and public sphere through documentation

· to promote research geared at generating gender dis-aggregated data vital for policy formulation and planning at all levels

· to provide an institutional point for reference and critical reflection for women leaders and policy makers for purposes of articulating gender concerns in empowerment

· to advocate and lobby for positive change

· to develop and support communication and exchange

Activities:

· Research
· training.
· advocacy and lobbying

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

HR

168. UGANDA GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION

P.O.BOX 696
KAMPALA, TEL: 256872

Contact Person:
Ms Christine Shimanya

Objective:

· to train girls and young women for leadership and responsibility in line with the girl guide laws

Activities:

· training
· seminars and workshops
· handicraft making
· camping

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

169. UGANDA MEDIA WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

PLOT 51 KANJOKYA STREET,
KAMWOKYA
P.O.BOX 7263, KAMPALA

Tel/Fax: 256-41-543996
E-mail: umwa@swiftuganda.com

Contact Person:
Ms Margaret B. Sentamu Masagazi

Objectives:

· to promote a forum for exchange of ideas, technical skills and resources for media women

· to promote professional excellence among media women

· to promote the development efforts of rural and urban poor women through conventional media and traditional media like theatre, and folk

· to fight stereo type portrayal of women in the media

Activities:

· Workshops
· research and publishing
· training
· report writing
· news gathering

Working language:
English, Luganda

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170. UGANDA MUSLIM LADIES ASSOCIATION

C/O UGANDA MUSLIM SUPREME
COUNCIL, P.O.BOX 1146
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Hajjat Amina Mawanda

Objectives:

· to promote and inspire unity and self consciousness among the Muslim community
· to promote relations with other women’s organisations
· to eradicate illiteracy among muslim women

Activities:

· training
· cultural development
· handicraft making

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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171. UGANDA NATIONAL ASSOC. OF REGISTERED MIDWIVES AND NURSES

P.O.BOX 8322, KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to improve health among women

Activity:

· sensitising women about their health

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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172. UGANDA WOMEN’S EFFORT TO SAVE ORPHANS

PLOT 112 TUFNELL DRIVE
OFF KIRA ROAD N EAR TH E
UGANDA MUSEUM, P.O.BOX 8419
KAMPALA

FAX: 532396, TEL: 532394/5
E-MAIL: UWESO@imul.com

Contact Person:
Mrs Pelucy Ntambirweki

Objectives:

· to enable foster families of orphans on increasing household incomes

· to enable orphans especially the girl orphans to attain basic education

· to promote skills training for self reliance for the school orphans

· to promote the recognition of the rights of children especially the disadvantaged children like orphans

Activities:

· publishing
· sponsoring education
· seminars and workshops
· gardening
· poultry keeping
· dress making and embroidery

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

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173. UGANDA WAR WIDOWS FOUNDATION

PLOT 38 WILLIAM STREET
P.O.BOX 697
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Mrs Beatrice Galukande

Objective:

· to assist widows to become economically independent and self reliant

Activities:

· credit scheme
· income generating

Working language:
English, Luganda

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174. UGANDA WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS ASSOC.

TEL: 257177

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to promote the advancement of women in commercial enterprises, ownership of properties

Activities:

· credit scheme
· research
· fundraising

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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175. UGANDA WOMEN’S FINANCE & CREDIT TRUST LTD

PLOT 59 BUGANDA ROAD
P.O.BOX 6972
KAMPALA, TEL: 241275, 255146/7

FAX: 255144,
E-MAIL: uwft@swiftuganda.com

Contact Person:
Ms Eva Nagawa Mukasa

Objectives:

· to facilitate low and middle income women to start and expand income generating activities

· to facilitate the competitiveness of women in business

· to facilitate women’s access to property and assist them to gain control over resources such as savings and investments and assets

· to lobby banks and policy makers with the objective of contributing to the improvement of the business environment for women entrepreneurs.


Activities

· savings mobilisation

· rural banking service network

· credit management which includes conducting awareness seminars; assisting individuals and groups to apply for loans; conduct training, support groups in their monitoring and evaluation.

· training In small scale business management, counselling and advise.

· information services and research

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

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176. UGANDA WOMEN REDISCOVERY AND DEVT. ASSOC.

P. O. BOX 6474
KAMPALA

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objective:

· to encourage self reliance among women.

Activities:

· handicraft making
· cultural development activities

Working Language:
English, Luganda.

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177. UGANDA WOMEN’S TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS

P.O.BOX 30454
KAMPALA TEL: 273235

Contact Person:
Chairperson

Objectives:

· to improve the health standards among women
· to extend midwifery services to rural women

Activity:

· offer anti-natal services

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation SH

178. UGANDA WOMEN’S TREE PLANTING MOVEMENT

PLOT 56 MAKERERE ROAD
P.O.BOX 10351, KAMPALA
FAX: 343140/255288

Contact Person:
Ms Ruth Mubiru

Objectives:

· to protect the environment
· to raise awareness on environmental natural resource management issues

Activities:

· afforestation
· biomass energy, production and conservation
· seminars

Working Language:

English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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179. UGANDA WOMEN’S NETWORK

PLOT 147 KIIRA ROAD, KAMWOKYA
P.O.BOX 6972, KAMPALA

TEL/FAX: 543968
E-MAIL: uwonet@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Sheila Kawamara

Objectives:

· to increase and promote women’s access to power and decision making positions

· to enhance the economic empowerment of women and other marginalised groups.

· to work towards the elimination of rape, defilement and other forms of violence against women and children.

· to collect, document and share information on Issues of concern to women

Activities:

· Public debates
· Seminars and workshops
· Publishing
· Lobbying and advocacy

Working Language:

English and local language applicable to the area of operation

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180. UGANDA WOMEN WRITER’S ASSOCIATION (FEMRITE)

PLOT 147 KIIRA ROAD, KAMWOKYA
P.O.BOX 705, KAMPALA

TEL: 543943
E-MAIL: femrite@infocom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Mary Karooro Okurut

Objectives:

· to coordinate Uganda literary women writers at national and international bodies
· to promote writing of gender sensitive literature
· to lobby and advocate for increased women’s literary programmes.

Activities:

· seminars and workshops publishing
· lobbying and advocacy

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation.

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181. WOMEN’S FEDERATION FOR PEACE IN UGANDA

P.O.BOX 8444, KAMPALA
TEL: 273513/259408
FAX: 273513

Contact Person:
Ms Irene Wangwa

Objectives:

· to bring peace in families;
· to educate women in methods of overcoming tribal, religious, racial and national barriers.

Activities:

· Seminars and workshops
· Sewing projects
· Cultural exchange
· Educational sponsorship locally

Working Language:
English, Local language applicable to the area of operation

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182. WOMEN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

P.O.Box 21983, KAMPALA
TEL: 531521

Contact Person:
Ms Racheal Kamali

Objectives:

· to empower women socially and economically
· to improve women’s reproductive health
· to empower the girl child through skills training
· to network with local and international agencies

Activities:

· entrepreneurship training
· advocacy
· research and consultancy
· micro-financing

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183. WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL MATERNITY AID (WIMA)

P.O. BOX 11129, KAMPALA
TEL:285731

Contact Person:
Mrs. Speciosa T. Kabwegyere

Objectives:

· to promote, support and finance the establishment of maternity and pediatric health care centres
· to promote better health care for children

Activities:

· construction of clinics
· contributes to the running of Naguru clinic in conjunction with Kampala City Council
· raise money for the rehabilitation and equipment of needy clinics

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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184. WOMEN AND YOUTH (WAYS) PROJECT

P.O.BOX 304 54, KAMPALA,
TEL: 273235

Contact Person:
Mrs. Pros Balagadde

Objectives:

· to promote reproductive health of women and young girls
· to economically empower women

Activities:

· mobilisation of communities for awareness creation
· youth health clubs
· adult literacy for women
· cultural development
· recreation
· Girl child programme: counselling, physical life skills, psycho-socio life skills

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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185. WOMEN & LAW IN E. AFRICA RESEARCH PROJECT/UGANDA

P.O.BOX 3478 KAMPALA
TEL: 259684,
FAX:259688

Contact Person:
National Coordinator

Objectives

· to conduct research into laws, customs, practices and attitudes that affect women with a view of reforming them

· to educate women about the law, their legal and human rights

· to concensoutise society about the principles of women’s law and women’s legal and human rights

· to render legal counselling and legal aid to women in matters concerning their legal rights

· to disseminate and publicise any research results

· to improve the research and professional skills of members

Activities:

· research

Working Language:
English, Luganda

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186. YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOC. (YWCA)

P.O.BOX 21081, KAMPALA
TEL:242024
E-mail: YWCA@starcom.co.ug

Contact Person:
Ms Joyce Mungherera

Objectives:

· to promote self reliance among women
· to eradicate illiteracy
· to improve the health status of women

Activities:

· tailoring project
· training
· tree planting
· seminars

Working Language:
English, Language applicable to the area of operation

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