WOUGNET Update Newsletter -  August 2001
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= The Association of Uganda Women Lawyers - FIDA (U)
    Mission:  To assist women, children and other indigent groups
    attain effective legal protection.
    FIDA (U) is an indigenous,non-parisan non-profit making civil
    society organisation of Ugandan women lawyers aimed to achieving
    observance of the law, human rights, gender equality and equity.

= Uganda Women's Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
    Mission: UWESO's mission is to improve the quality of life of
    needy orphans by empowering the local communities to meet the
    social, moral and economic needs of these children in a
    sustainable manner.

= Uganda Women's Network (UWONET)
    Mission: Promote networking and attain collective vision and
    action among different actors working towards development and the
    transformation of the unequal gender relations in society.


a) ICT related organisations

= ATCnet
      ATCnet's mission is to bring together organizations, social
      groups, economic and business bodies and individuals in Africa to
      share and use information and communication technologies (ICTs).
              ATCnet runs a series of HIV/AIDS databases and they
      encourage all groups working with HIV/AIDS at the grassroots
      to register as members. All the members will receive
      Medical supplies and material useful in the fight against
      HIV/AIDS. A second aspect of this project is that member groups
      are advertised and promoted as on the ground solution seekers
      and resources are directed their way, register at
      http://www.atcnet.org, for further information contact us at

b) Business Links and Resources

= Moladi
      Moladi is a patented plastic injection moulded formwork system,
      which we believe to be the beginning of an exciting new era in
      the construction industry. Creating job opportunities and
      facilitating the speedy delivery of much needed, low cost quality
      houses, clinics, schools, etc. Communities are trained and
      assisted to build their own houses quicker and for less than
      conventional brick and mortar.

c) Environment Links and Resources

= Regional Network of Women and Sustainable Energy in Africa
      The Regional Network's principle is to empower women and to
      engender energy for substainable development. The Regional
      Network will work with women and other relevant stakeholders to
      improve women's knowledge and skills on energy options and
      impacts, ultimately raising their access to appropriate
      technologies and overall productivity. The Regional Contact for
      the network is the Environmental Liaison Centre Internation
      (ELCI) based in Nairobi, Kenya.

d) Human Rights Links and Resources

= People With Disabilities Uganda
      People With Disabilities Uganda is a national, nonprofit,
      nonpartisan peace and disability rights organization. PWD
      provides services for adults and children with disabilities. Many
      of these activities are geared towards women specifically. PWD is
      also very active in the fight to control small arms and light
      weapons throughout the region.

e) Resources about Women

= Commonwealth Women's Network
      Established in September 1991, the Commonwealth Women's Network
      is a non-governmental pioneering body within the realm of the
      Commonwealth community and is aimed at improving the quality of
      life of women throughout the Commonwealth.

= Women's Learning Partnership
      Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace
      (WLP) is an international, non-governmental organization (NGO)
      registered as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the United
      States. WLP works to empower women and girls in the Global South
      to re-imagine and re-structure their roles in their families,
      communities, and societies.

= Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF)
      WWSF is an international, non profit, non-confessional NGO and
      empowerment agency (with UN ECOSOC consultative status), based in
      Geneva, Switzerland. WWSF works for the implementation of women's
      and children's rights and annually convenes the "Prize for
      women's creativity in rural life", the World Rural Women's Day -
      15 October, the World Fund for the Dignity of Children, and the
      World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse - 19 November.


July 2001
= Calling the Circle Uganda - Return Visit
    A delegation of eight women leaders from California are meeting
    with women leaders throughout Uganda during July 2001. The vision
    of "Calling the Circle: Uganda" is to build a "virtual grassroots
    network" via the internet between Uganda and US women for joint
    advocacy and grassroots democracy. Follow the visit online at

August 2001
= NAWOU: Call for Application for Official Representatives to the UN
    Economic and Social Council
    The National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU)
    is soliciting applications from capable individuals and
    recommendations of people, who are interested in representing
    NAWOU in establishing constructive consultative relations with
    the United Nations. The designation of representatives will be
    done on a yearly basis with possible extension. Obtain details of
    the Call for Application, including requirements and terms and
    conditions at:

September 2001
= AUWMD - a finalist in 2001 Stockholm Challenge
    The Association of Uganda Women Medical Doctors (AUWMD) is one of
    the finalists in the 2001 Stockholm Challenge under the category
    of  'Health and Quality of Life'. AUWMD's project titled
    "Providing information electronically on reproductive health" aims
    at disseminating information on reproductive health to women NGOs
    connected electronically so that they can use the information in
    their advocacy and other related activities.
    AUWMD is currently seeking financial support for the travel and
    accomodation expenses associated with participating in the Award
    activities in September 2001.

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Featured Tip: "Advocacy Online - Designing electronic petitions"
At one time or another, you may have received an electronic petition -
typically "chain-letter" style with a request to add your name to a
list of names if you support the cause discussed in the email, to
forward the request to as many as you can after appending your name,
and to forward this email back to the organisers if you are at a
certain position in the list. This techtip addresses the issue of
electronic petitions - the good news and the bad news.

TechTips is a program to answer computer or IT-related queries of
concern to WOUGNET members and our guests. We welcome contributions of
tips and websites that have helped your organisation. Contributions
can be submitted online from the TechTips page or via email to

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