Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) awarded Grant
WGEF has been awarded a grant for $35,000. This grant is for funding the purchase a building for the Gulu Women’s Resource Center.
In May of 2016, WGEF will purchase a building to house the GWRC in the Gulu district of Uganda. The center will create a one stop space
where women and community members are able to access critical information and support. The mission of
the center is to advance community, equality and social justice by providing information and opportunities
in one location. The center’s intention is that it will be convenient and open to all community members. The
center will also provide support through small group educational courses, including computer training.
Additionally, the center will a house the Peer Counseling and Access to Justice Teams, the Citizen
Journalism Program and will host community interest events.
WGEF was one of the first organizations on the ground in Gulu. Their approach is unique in that the focus
will be on leadership development, understanding that women must have access to current and relevant
information, a strong voice in their communities and a seat at the table.
Funds for this grant will provide support to women, girls and community members in Gulu and neighboring
districts. Funds will be allocated throughout 2016 and 2017.
The need for the center is due to the fact that in many regions of the Global South and specifically post
conflict regions, there is a lack of democratic space. Public and Community space is critical to the
development and health of a community.
Success for the grant will be measured using quantitative and qualitative data that measures the
effectiveness and relevancy. WGEF will conduct a yearly survey on one area of the organization, rotating
different areas each year.
This Foundation is pleased to partner with WGEF and the work they are doing in Uganda. This is their second grant award.