National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) is 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, NAWAD is unique among women's organisations due to its focus on women and the environment along with the family and community as a whole.
  • We at NAWAD believe that stable and peaceful families create stable and peaceful communities.

  • We also feel strongly that to promote equal participation in decision-making for women, men and women must both be involved in the process of securing equal opportunities.

  • We believe that “Putting Women at the Forefront” and encouraging men to work with them is the only way to develop stable families and communities and the best way to ensure that all Ugandans can realize their full potential.  

NAWAD’s community outreach activities are aimed at women’s and young people’s advancement for sustainable development and will therefore, make a significant contribution to the overall objectives of Uganda National Development Plan.  

NAWAD’s Vision

A society where women and girls enjoy social, economic, and environmental justice

NAWAD’s Mission

Empower women and girls to achieve social justice, economic stability and sustainable management of their environment through capacity building, research, advocacy, and service provision.

NAWAD’s Goal

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.

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