Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is an advocacy and lobbying network of national women’s NGO’s and individuals, operating in Uganda. It was born out of the East African Women’s Conference held in Kampala in 1993 in preparation for the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. Uganda Women’s Network membership is comprised of national Women’s organizations and individuals. UWONET is a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with a Secretariat in Uganda. They aim to see a Ugandan society free of all forms of gender based discrimination in the future and they aim for this to be achieved by coordinating collective action among members and other stakeholders through networking, capacity building, resource mobilization, policy research and advocacy for the attainment of gender equality in Uganda.
This 28 September 2023 marks the global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion. We, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa (SRRWA) of