A Society where girls and Women with disabilities live dignified lives


Empowering Rural Women and Girls: Opportunities And Challenges

Nakiyemba Rashida dropped out of school in P.4 due to a lot of teasing and mockery from students over her intellectual disability. At 36 years old with 5 kids, Rashida admitted to using Family Planning with the Pill being her choice of protection after suffering adverse effects from injectables and the Implant. Despite being on […]

Neglecting Girls with Disabilities

Attitudes of Service Providers and Parents were changed when Children with Disabilities from Paipir Primary School in Pader district acted a drama on the parental neglect of Girls with Disabilities out of their preference for boys with disabilities during the international celebration for the Day of the African Child. This message was to raise awareness […]

Appreciating Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Training

Women and Girls with Disabilities in the two sub-counties of Patiko and Awach in Gulu district appreciated the need to have their Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights met by service providers and health workers during the series of trainings held in the different sub-counties. The trainings opened their eyes to the realization that they were […]

Who We Are

National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) is a women-led Disabled People’s Organization. It is legally registered in Uganda with the National NGO Board as a Non -Governmental Organization.

It was formed in 1999 by a group of women and youth with disabilities at a National conference held in Kampala Uganda as a result of violation of rights of women and girls with Disabilities, torture, barriers to social services, double discrimination, and lack of recognition by women’s Rights movement, Government and societal discrimination as a minority population in Uganda.

Our Strategic Objectives

To promote the participation and inclusion of Girls and Women with disabilities in the development process.

To promote and advocate for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for women and girls with disabilities.

To promote the inclusion of GWWDs in formal and informal education in order to enhance their access to…

To lead research, documentation and learning in the areas of gender and disability, focusing on women and…

To strengthen NUWODU’s institutional capacity, as well as that of its members to effectively fulfil its mission and…


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