National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD)
We are a voluntary non-governmental women’s organisation that was initiated by a group of women and legally registered in 2010 with the Ugandan NGO board (S. 5914/8366).
NAWAD is focused on the family and the crucial role women play in their families, their communities and the development of Uganda as a nation. Our goal is to promote the fundamental human rights of women and young people especially in relation to sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, health, and economic security. We recognize that there are a number of efforts addressing the challenges that confront women and young people; however,...
Empower women and girls to achieve social justice, economic stability and sustainable management of their environment through capacity building, research, advocacy, and service provision.
Peaceful families and communities where the fundamental human rights of women and girls including good health care, social and economic empowerment, and sustainable management of natural resource are recognized and respected.
Priority Programme Areas
Natural Resource Management and Governance
The level and mode of interaction of women with natural resources has important implications for their gender roles in society and at home, as well as the community's...
The health status of the women, children and young people in our country is poor characterized by persistent high maternal mortality rates associated with a high fertility rate, limited contraceptive use, limited access to quality health ...
All of NAWAD's programs address human rights particularly those that impact women and girls along with the environment. Additionally NAWAD hopes to focus on gender-based violence and education for girls.
Women and Entrepreneurship
Since women comprise the majority of the population below the poverty line and are very often in situations of extreme poverty and social discrimination, NAWAD’s efforts under this programme...