Gulu Women Resource Center

The Gulu Women Resource Center provides women, girls, and community in Northern Uganda.

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Women's Economic Strengthening

Women’s economic marginalization and dependency is a key factor that continues to widen gender inequalities.

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Women's Adult Literacy Training

Literacy is not merely about basic skills of reading and writing; it is about providing individuals with the capabilities.

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The Healthy Periods Initiative

The Healthy Periods Initiative drives economic and socio-cultural change through enterprise and education.

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Our Mission

We are committed to being a leading Organization for women empowerment in Uganda hence, enabling women and girls live a productive life with respect and dignity.

28,800 Micro Loans

Provided business skills training & disbursed micro loans to women to start business.

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3.9M Sanitary Pads

Over 120,000 girls, boys and women received MHM education including free sanitary pads.

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6,230 Women

Graduated from our adult literacy program with basic skills of reading and writing.

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89,560 Women& Girls

Supported and have access to SRHR services.

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We empower women and girls in Uganda.

Through socio-economic, health education, and leadership programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities.

Economic empowerment

Build economic independence among women and families.

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Leadership & governance

Strengthen leadership among women & girls

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Sexual reproductive health

Invest in sexual & reproductive health services & education.

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Transform gender norms and promote access to justice

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Girls Connected

A radio campaign that will provide a platform for intervention

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COVID-19 Response

In this time of uncertainty and isolation, global solidarity is more

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Volunteer Action Network offers women leadership development and empowerment abilities required to lead successful dignified lives.

Who we are

We are a non profit organization empowering women and girls in Uganda by providing spaces and resources to enable them to participate effectively in individual and community development processes thus, strengthening the economic resilience of individuals, their families and communities to lead successful and dignified lives.

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What we do

We support women and girls in Uganda with tools, resources and opportunities for sustainable development, self-determination, leadership & empowerment. Our comprehensive selection of targeted programs and support services  include Economic empowerment, Governance and leadership​, Sexual and reproductive health rights, Education and capacity development program designed to strengthen social systems, amplify women's voices, reduce poverty and illiteracy.

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I am proud that I'm no longer considered as a beggar in  my family, I support my children's education to give them an opportunity which I missed
Atim Annet
Business Woman
When VacNet provided me with skill, encouragement and support  I’m  happy my business is running again, my family is safe.
Okello Wine
Business Woman
I received training in business skills, I practiced what I learnt, Keeping records, budgeting and saving after3 years my business and family is stable and I feel proud that I’m self-reliant now.
Amoni Tina
Business Woman
I got a  of 100,000 shilling loan, I started selling small tomato just in 2 basins. Now my business is big, I can pay schools fees for my sisters, can support my family by buying food, I feel more safe than ever before
Akumu Lilly

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