FAWE UGANDA RUNNING PROJECTS

Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter in partnership with the Forum for African Women Educationalists Regional Secretariat (FAWE RS) and the MasterCard Foundation are implementing, an eight-year (2016 – 2024) Higher Education Access Program to enable 300 young women and men (70% female and 30% male)  from economically disadvantaged regions of Uganda access, and transition through higher education and secure employment in sectors that contribute to the development of their communities and country.
The Higher Education Access Program (HEAP) is focused on providing bursaries to 300 academically able students from economically disadvantaged regions and districts of Uganda;  to access and complete higher education, design and implement a (pilot)    pre-entry bridging program to provide second chance opportunities for promising students to transition into university degree programs and provide academic and psycho-social support and facilitate pathways for students to internships, industrial practice and employment. Read more…
The issue
Each year, about 295 000 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth, Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounted for roughly two-thirds (196 000) of maternal deaths. Women who are most at risk are living, or over the next 15 years will be living in fragile or humanitarian settings.
Women and girls are often more greatly affected in both sudden and slow-onset emergencies and are at increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, unintended pregnancy, maternal death and illness, and sexual and gender-based violence.
Unequal gender norms, attitudes and practices play a large role in shaping the negative outcomes associated with maternal health and realizing reproductive rights. They limit women and girls from accessing contraception, family planning, and other essential reproductive health services. omen often face violence and discrimination and are unable to fully participate in society and seek out health services. Therefore, there is need for strategic and targeted responses to improve Sexual, Reproductive, community and religious leaders and women’s rights organizations and will aim to achieve the following three results: Read More…
FAWE Uganda in Partnership with Amelo Technical Institute with support from ENABEL is to implement a skills development program in Adjumani district aimed at building the capacity of vulnerable girls, women and youth in employable and sustainable skills for better comes.
This is in response to the backdrop that Women’s rights to education and gainful employment constitute fundamental human rights, enshrined in the international human rights framework for the protection of human rights.
The project targets 400 girls, young women and youth, comprising a 50:50 ratios for refugees and host community respectively, who will be trained in two cohorts.  Read More…

On the 9th September 2018, FAWEU staff members discussed and agreed to start monthly contribution to support one or two girls to access, stay and complete school. All the staff members present in the meeting consented to the idea that finance shall do monthly deductions for the scheme. Read More…