The project is runs from January 2013 to June 2016 with the main goal of building the capacity of UWOPA members to effectively influence the legislative and policy process for engendered laws.

Specific objectives and out puts

  • To advocate for the enactment of gender responsive laws, policies and budgets
  • To monitor and promote the implementation of existing gender responsive laws and policies.
  • To strengthen the capacity of UWOPA members and of the UWOPA secretariat to carry out effective analysis and promotion of gender responsive laws, policies and budgets. 

The project is envisaged to lead to the advancement for women’s cause and realization of effective women representation in Parliament.                                                                                                                 



This is a one year project running from April 2013 to April 2014. It aims at building the capacity of the women members of parliament to effectively use the media to advocate for enactment of gender responsive policies, programs and laws. This project supports gender equality in Uganda by empowering women MPs to effectively advocate for women’s rights, in line with the international human rights agenda of the FCO. 

It is contributing to the human rights objective by training women MPs in lobbying, advocacy, communication and media engagement. These skills will enable women MPs to create support for legislation and policy which will be used to further women’s rights and wellbeing in Uganda. The project aims to facilitate an increase in women MP’s presence in and use of the media – and in turn, their ability to popularise a women’s rights agenda.

Furthermore, it envisaged to contribute to the promotion of good governance in Uganda by enhancing the representation and participation of Ugandan women in the democratization process, through the development of their communication and media engagement skills. This will help to foster greater gender equality in politics.



Commonly referred to as Austrian Development Cooperation/GEZA Project is a one year project that ran from January 2012-December 2013.

The project is implemented in Northern Uganda in the post conflict districts -Amuru, Agago, Nwoya districts. It is implemented by two local partners: ACORD and UWOPA. While ACORD works with the local communities and target groups on site, UWOPA plays a strategic role bringing the concerns of the local population to the national level. UWOPA accompanies the project in its gender dimension and act as multiplier regarding media and advocacy work.



The project is aimed at enhancing the capacity of MPs to interpret pending gender based legislation such as the amendment of the evidence Act as well as ensuring that these laws are tabled on the floor of Parliament. The project has a series of capacity building sessions, media campaign and dialogues.



UWOPA runs several projects with PLAN and among them are the PRAAC and SNO projects. The first one aims at pushing for the amendment of the Succession Act and the later focuses on Gender Based Violence. PLAN also supports UWOPA to carry out capacity building sessions with both Female and Male Members of Parliament in gender sensitive legislation.



This is an annual project where by UWOPA receives funding from UNWOMEN that enables female Members of Parliament to carry out exchange regional and international visits on Gender Responsive Budgeting. 

Violence Against Children

With funding from European Union, Plan International and UWOPA together with 2 other partners in Lango sub region is implementing a 3 year project titled “Combating silent violence against younger children”. The project will cover the districts of Apac, Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo and Kole. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of families in Northern Uganda to care for and protect children against violence.



Project Title: Mentoring Women for Effective Political Representation.

Project Summary and Action Plan.

UWOPA plan to implement a mentoring project to build the capacity of grass root women and girls to take up leadership positions both at the local and national levels. The project aims at creating a cadre of energetic women equipped with knowledge and skills who can influence positive changes in their communities once they take up leadership positions, the project is for six months.

The mentoring session will be conducted in the six regions of Uganda with skilled and experience current and former MPs (UWOPA members) with clear track leadership record to facilitate the sessions, the selected MPs (facilitators). A mentoring guide will be developed which will be used during mentoring session and mentors will undergo an orientation in which they will be guided on the process and content of the mentoring program. The program will focus on long term relationship building with between mentors and mentees for them to continuously meet and share their aspiration.

Project Objective.

To enhance the capacity of 300 upcoming women leaders to enable them contest and be elected for leadership positions at different levels by 2016.

Expected Results.

  1. 300 women at local and national levels mentored to participate in political leadership.
  2. 4 forums created for networking and shared learning among women parliamentarians and women at local level.
  3. 20 women leaders empowered to mentor aspiring leaders at the national and local level.