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A young man with albinism wearing a long grey shirt and a sash around his neck with the words Mr Ability Northern region 2022 and a young woman with hearing impairment in a grey and organge dress with a sash over her right shoulder saying Miss Ability Northern region 2022. They are both holding red roses

Regionals Kick-off for Mr. and Miss. Ability Uganda

Eastern region finds its representative contestant for Mr and Miss Ability Uganda in Mr. Ariko Hillary from Soroti and Miss. Namulondo Safiya from Mbale. Over the weekend, the search for Mr and Miss Ability Uganda 2022 commenced at Mbale city for the regional auditions. Hosted by Mbale Courts View hotel, the team attended a workshop […]
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A young woman with a physical disability stands on a podium with a floral backdrop speaking into the microphone

Our Time is Now – Our Rights, Our Future!

2022 honours the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). The past decade has indicated improved attention on issues that matter to girls amongst policymakers, governments and the public, and more prospects for girls to have their voices heard on the global stage. While investments in girls’ rights remain limited and girls […]
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A woman standing with her arms crossed and one hand on her shoulder. Behind her is cassava being dried on the floor and a grassthatched house in the distance

Growing Through COVID-19!

Women with disabilities share their experiences of growth through COVID-19 and the effectiveness of the seed grant on their livelihoods. I am Ms. Zaitun Alice of Kochi sub county, Kochi parish now a widow during the covid-19 lockdown. I thank NUWODU for opening my mind. I started Kochi Women with Disabilities group in 2015 with […]
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Inspiring Model Groups

Juliet Alinda, a woman with a physical disability went back to her parish of Lujorongole and put to use the skills learned from an activity intended to strengthen the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Articles 6 and 27. She started  a massive mobilisation drive to form […]
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Indigenous Minority Groups

Women and girls with disabilities in Kasese district experienced multiple challenges that did not only stem from COVID-19 imposed lockdown but also effects of the floods experienced in 2020. The Kasese Management Committee reported that over 5,525 people were affected by floods amidst the COVID-19 pandemic doubly affecting the residents of Kasese district. The double […]
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Building on Women’s Strengths During and Post COVID-19

Women led organizations like NUWODU exhibited commendable leadership during the outbreak of the pandemic and post COVID-19. With support from her partners like UNTRUSTFUND, BRAC Uganda and Aga Khan Foundation, NUWODU tried to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls with disabilities in some of her districts of operations and those outside […]
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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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