Prossy Kyomukama is a market vendor at Katojjo daily market and a member of one of the beneficiary grass root women groups in Biharwe division Mbarara district benefiting from the SWoCoSa project. Strengthening Grassroots Women to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic to Enhance safety(SWoCoSa) is a COVID response project being implemented in 3 sub-counties of Mbarara district with support form UN Women with funds from the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF).
She said before the project started “COVID19 wasn’t taken very serious. We thought it was either a myth or a disease for people in Kampala.” People were a bit reluctant in observing the standard operating procedures by the ministry of Health. Later COVID19 started impacting our community both physically and psychologically. Business was not as usual there were no sales and to top it all up we lost one of our work colleague to COVID-19.”Read more
WOMEN, CORPORATE POWER & THE LAW
Gender justice is key to corporate accountability. Overwhelming evidence paints at the stark reality of women and girls suffering at the hands of corporations in disproportionate and distinct ways. Still, the gendered nature of corporate abuses remains inviable in public debate and policy-making. Furthermore, Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who are often on the frontlines of defending their bodies, land and territories in the face of powerful corporation face stigma, discrimination and even death.
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
Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Climate Change
As one of the most significant challenges of our time, climate change is responsible for increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, natural resource scarcity, and environmental degradation. Read more
Governance, Peace and Security
Governance, peace and security is only sustainable if women and girls are fully involved because they bring different perspectives and capacities to formation of inclusive governance, conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction efforts, and strengthens gender justice, and peace. Read more
Institutional and Organizational Development
It is essential for internal and external development of every institution for it to operate successfully because there are many of them which have totally failed and ceased to work. In avoidance of these situations, NAWAD strengthens its Institutional and Organizational Development by improving; Staff Performance, fundraising and resource mobilization skills and strengthen its internal governance.