Fighting for the rights and dignity of women, children, and the vulnerable. Gulu Women Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) is a women’s rights Organization founded in 2004 as a non-profit, non- partisan and non-governmental organization. We implement short-term projects and long-term sustainable development programs in the areas of health, human rights, peace-building, economic empowerment, civic engagement, gender-based violence, and research and advocacy. GWED-G is based in Uganda with a strong presence in the Northern districts of Gulu, Amuru, and Nwoya We focus primarly on these districts because they were among those most deeply affected by then nearly 25 year conflict that confined 1.6 million Ugandans to Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDP Camps).
GWED-G incorporates human rights into every aspect of our work. We work to increase awareness about human rights and women’s rights at the community level with the read more
Youth, defined in Uganda as anyone between the ages of 18 and 35, are often left out of important decision-making and community activities that mute their power in governance. read more
The guns in Northern Uganda have largely fallen silent and today, with the support of partners like GWED-G, communities are working towards read more
While the entire region of Northern Uganda was traumatized by the insurgency lasting over 2 decades, there are certain read more
The primary strengths of GWED-G lie in our presence at the grassroots level, the experience and professionalism brought by our staff, and our focus on women’s participation as integral to the success of each project. The strongest components of GWED-G remain our identity, values, approaches and methods. Our methods consider a myriad of factors implicit in the realities of women, children and families within communities we serve. Learn more about our approach.
As a community-driven organization, GWED-G is deeply tuned into the needs, weaknesses, and strengths of the population we serve. Over the years, we’ve developed several key strategies that make our work particularly successful. These tenants are cross cutting, meaning they influence every part of our work and inform our day-to-day activities. They make GWED-G unique, and they are essential to our success. The following five components are the foundation of everything we are trying to do in Northern Uganda, and it is against this standard that we judge our every decision, strategic direction, and program design:
We believe that injustice can be eradicated only when women and excluded communities are able to take charge of their lives and claim their rights.
The focus of all our work is to ensure that the rights of women and excluded communities are respected, promoted, protected and fulfilled.
We work in close partnership with bigger institutions and international non-governmental organizations.
The causes of poverty and injustice often reside outside the immediate areas where the worst symptoms are found.
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Gulu District, Uganda