Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018

The Girls Education Movement (GEM)

The Girls Education Movement (GEM) started as an initiative of UNICEF, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and FAWE Uganda.  FAWEUhosted the programme ever since it was launched in Uganda by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2001. 

The movement was aimed at promoting gender parity in education through enabling girls to realise and concretise their rights to participate in identifying best practices that enhance their participation in education, and issues that affect their education, and life skills hence forth. GEM specifically targeted girls with special needs and creating awareness among the communities about the benefits of educating girls.

Today, GEM is no longer hosted at FAWEU but is registered as an autonomous organization fulfilling its mandate.


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