National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) is a women-led Disabled People’s Organization. It is legally registered in Uganda with the National NGO Board as a Non -Governmental Organization.
It was formed in 1999 by a group of women and youth with disabilities at a National conference held in Kampala Uganda as a result of violation of rights of women and girls with Disabilities, torture, barriers to social services, double discrimination, and lack of recognition by women’s Rights movement, Government and societal discrimination as a minority population in Uganda.
It is a membership organization established as an umbrella organisation to bring together the categories of women and Girls with disabilities to have a stronger and unifying voice to advocate for their rights and equal opportunities, fight injustices and violence against Women and girls with Disabilities.
Vision: “A society where women and girls with disabilities live dignified lives”
Mission: To promote the political, economic, social and cultural advancement of women and girls with disabilities through advocacy for their effective participation in development.
NUWODU’s Core values:
NUWODU’s membership comprises of Associations of Women with Disabilities in 59 Districts of Uganda, 8 National Disabled Peoples Organizations and represents approximately 2.9 million Women and girls with Disabilities.
NUWODU is a unique organization that provides a platform for women and girls with disabilities to defend protect and promote their rights and advocate for equal opportunities. NUWODU’s unique position gives it leverage to articulate and address gender issues of disabled persons even with the existence of other organizations operating in the area of empowering persons with disabilities.