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The Women’s Situation Room

NUWODU joined a steering committee of 7 Women’s Rights Organizations that composed the Women’s Situation Room (WSR) 2020/21 and promoted the full and active participation of women and youth with disabilities in peaceful electoral processes in Uganda. First implemented in the 2016 Presidential elections in Uganda, and with the guidance of United Nations Security Council […]
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Crème of Media from Teso Sub-Region Trained in Inclusive Reporting

The media is a powerful tool when it comes to changing attitudes, ending stigma, discrimination and exposing social problems. However, for persons with disabilities, the media is more of a sword than a tool that can drive social change and justice. It is biased, it is sensationalist, and negative in its language and reference to […]
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A Woman with A Disability Attains Spousal Support!

I am Ms. Kagoya Faridah aged 30 of Buchamata village, Kalyowa parish, Irongo sub county Luuka district.  I am physically disabled and married to Mr. Yosiya Balietega, a person without a disability with whom I have 8 children. I was born normal but at 13, my sister and I feel sick for three years, both […]
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Hope for A Woman with A Disability

My name is Kijang Debla, a 51-year-old mother of one child from Abarilela sub county in Amuria district. As a woman with a disability, I have been staying in isolation and never had the chance to meet many people.  Getting basic needs was a big problem. I could sleep hungry, and sometimes people helped me […]
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Making Good Use of Government Programs to Change Their Lives

“So many people may interfere with your leadership dreams or goals, tune off your ears to gossips, have land, build your own house, UWEP is a very good initiative for us women.” – Lucy Lajara Oryang Lucy Lajara Oryang is a woman with physical disability aged 39 years old. She comes from Pandwong Division in […]
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