National Association for Women's Action in Development joined the world in the 16 Days of activism campaign on 29th November in a march and community dialogue that were conducted in Purongo sub-county, Nwoya district(view report). This strongly supported its human and women's rights advocacy which further supported its findings on the issues surrounding women and poverty, Gender Based Violence, Girl child, women and the environment that were gathered during the review of the 25 years of the Beijing Declaration for Action (BPFA) grassroots consultative meeting that NAWAD in partnership with National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Coalition on Girl’s Empowerment (COGE) and with support from WomanKind Worldwide. Read more
Priority Program Areas
Social and Economic Rights
Women are economically unequal to men by virtually every measure. Women are over-represented in precarious, informal and part-time work and are paid significantly less than men, simply because they are women. The gender pay gap continues to exist in every country in the world. Read more
My Name is Kyohairwe Sylvia Bohibwa. I work with National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD). As an organization, we believe that by “Putting women at the fore front” and encouraging men to work with them is the only way to ensure that all Ugandans realize their full potential.
The reality of gender inequality and especially gender based violence is complex and heartbreaking in Uganda where unaccountable challenges to gender equality range from explicit structural failings such as ineffective law enforcement to implicit social and cultural barriers.