Women’s Empowerment Program in Uganda

Studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits. Their families are healthier, more children go to school, agricultural productivity improves and incomes increase. In short, communities become more resilient.

The Hunger Project firmly believes that empowering women to be key change agents is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Wherever we work, our programs aim to support women and build their capacity.

There is are an impressive 177 women serving in executive positions across Uganda’s epicenters, and a grand total of 1,270 active WEP animators in the country – averaging about 115 per epicenter. All of the epicenters have women’s solidarity clubs, four have female youth groups and one has a mothers’ club. The women’s clubs sensitize mothers and women in general to the values of sending and keeping their daughters in school, and the mothers’ club raises awareness about the important of breastfeeding and a healthy, nutritional diet.