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National Association for Women’s Action in Development
National Association for Women’s Action in Development
Non Governmental organization
Phone number


Plot 112; block 267
Entebbe road
After Mogas Petro Station
Postal address
P.O BOX 35563
Kampala, Uganda
Working languages

National Association for Women’s Action in Development (NAWAD) is a voluntary non-governmental women’s organisation that was initiated by a group of women and legally registered in 2010 with the Ugandan NGO board (S. 5914/8366).

NAWAD is focused on the family and the crucial role women play in their families, their communities and the development of Uganda as a nation.  Our goal is to promote the fundamental human rights of women and young people especially in relation to sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, health, and economic security.  We recognize that there are a number of efforts addressing the challenges that confront women and young people; however, NAWAD is unique among women's organisations due to its focus on women and the environment along with the family and community as a whole.   We at NAWAD believe that stable and peaceful families create stable and peaceful communities.  We also feel strongly that to promote equal participation in decision-making for women, men and women must both be involved in the process of securing equal opportunities.  We believe that “Putting Women at the Forefront” and encouraging men to work with them is the only way to develop stable families and communities and the best way to ensure that all Ugandans can realize their full potential.    NAWAD’s community outreach activities are aimed at women’s and young people’s advancement for sustainable development and will therefore, make a significant contribution to the overall objectives of Uganda National Development Plan.  



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Digging deep: The impact of Uganda’s land rush on women’s rights

Reports & Research
February, 2018

Land – its access, control and ownership – lies at the heart of power relationships within Uganda. The struggle for land is deeply intertwined with the struggle for women’s rights. Women’s access to and control over resources and economic decision making is fundamental to the achievement of their rights. Despite some progress, inequality between women and men in ownership and control of land remains stark. Women’s rights organisations (WROs) in Uganda have identified changing patterns of land use as a major problem affecting women across the country.

Advocacy on agriculture, REDD+, land security, and indigenous land rights


This grant is made to support two of NGO Forum programs namely Environment, and Land and Livelihood program. Certain projects under the two programs are: 1. Environment program - Agriculture policies monitoring project - REDD+ policies monitoring project 2. Land and livelihood program - Land security project - Indigenous land rights project NGO Forum will be enabled to carry out advocacy at national level and policy influence in order to promote sustainable development through empowering network members and their target local communities to participate in policy dialogue, and monitoring policy monitoring. The two programs will strengthen capacity of network members and affected communities so that they can increase level of engagement with the government on a number of policies to ensure that the most marginalised groups including small scale farmers, and indigenous communities benefit from development.