2018 Achievements

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WLEDE successfully implemented different projects and extended its reach to 2,741 direct beneficiaries and 23,543 indirect beneficiaries with a broad range of leadership development programs, human rights awareness and advocacy.Another development in 2018 WLEDE started implementing the 2nd strategic plan 2018 – 2022 and expanded its our work in the economic sectors.

There was another unique project that we implemented “Leadership capacity development and advocacy for street vendors in Kampala District”. In turn we have brought on board another donor Urgent Action Fund Africa – UAF and several partners/stakeholders now playing a key role in the implementation of our interventions and themes within WLEDE’s areas of interest.

Strengthening Democracy and good governance
This was the 2nd year of implementing “Beyond 2016: Influencing Party Leadership to support Women in Mainstream positions and enhance capacities of women leagues to influence political parties” project.

The most significant change that we had in this period was Women’s Leagues’ leaders from (8) eight active political parties appreciated the need to work together and promised to support one another regardless of the political party affiliation, so as to achieve the common agenda “supporting women taking up mainstream leadership positions”. They developed advocacy activities together to be implemented effective January 2019.

Promote women’s rights to attain Gender equality
Successfully concluded our three-year project “Enhancing observance of fundamental human rights for the indigenous and migrant communities in Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, and Kamwenge Districts- Rwenzori region” which we implemented in partnership with Kind Initiatives for Development, Uganda – KIND-U supported by the Delegation of the European Union – EU.

The most significant change of this project was women taking up LC1 Chairperson leadership positions (mainstream leadership position) in July 2018. After 22 years Uganda elected LC1 councilors and this was the first-time women competed and won the chairperson leadership positions. The nine (9) women from Kyenjojo attributed their capacity to stand and win the elections on the leadership capacity development and human rights awareness done by WLEDE.

Institutional strengthening for programs implementation:
This year we got our first ever staff capacity development supported by African Women’s Development Fund – AWDF. This improved our performance in project implementation, creativity of initiatives & interventions and results-based reporting. Improved our visibility through the website and social media which has resulted in new donors and strategic partners.