Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a Non-Governmental Organization initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda.
WOUGNET envisions an inclusive and just society where women and girls are enabled to use ICTs for sustainable development.
Our mission is to promote the use of ICTs by women and girls for gender equality and sustainable development. The Organization's strategic Objectives include:
- Gender and rights are integrated and enforced in government ICT policy processes and programs;
- Women and girls have access to relevant information in urban and rural areas;
- Communities are empowered to use ICTs and demand for their digital rights; and
- By 2025, WOUGNET is a strong, vibrant and sustainable center of Gender and ICT excellence in Uganda.
WOUGNET belongs to the Cyber Law and Regulations CoP. Currently WOUGNET, Barefootlaw and ThinVoid are implementing a project titled "Empowering HRDs with Legal and Digital Fortitude". WOUGNET's role is providing trainings and guidance on Data privacy and Protection of Vulnerable groups. Under the same CoP, WOUGNET has also partnered with Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies to conduct a research titled "Enhancing Women Rights Online through inclusive and effective response to online Gender-Based Violence in Uganda". This project is led by WOUGNET who partnered with Makerere University School of Women and Gender Studies.