We Handle Three Main Program Areas

Health Promotion

Addressing Social Injustice Issues for Women and Children's Development

Social injustice issues, specifically women and children’s discrimination, are mutually reinforcing. In addressing women and children’s poverty we cannot avoid addressing issues of violence against women and children, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and other kinds of health and safety barriers to women and children’s development. These have a significant impact on an entire community’s social and economic development.


Awareness Raising & Capacity Building


Direct Support & Linkage to Health Systems


Working with Men and Boys

Awareness Raising and Capacity Building

Change in behavior begins with increased knowledge and skills. With this strategy we aim to raise awareness on dominant social norms and other cultural practices that reinforce the discrimination and vulnerability of women and children.

Through trainings, campaigns, creation of IEC materials, community dialogues, group discussions, community radio, training workshops and technical assistance to community based organizations we can achieve the following

  1. Addressing stigma and discrimination of women and children with mental challenges e.g. cerebral palsy
  2. Awareness on norms and cultural practices that lead to violence against women and children.
  3. Awareness on reproductive and maternal health issues.
  4. Awareness on child health practices including nutrition.
  5. Skills building for addressing violence against women and children.
  6. Capacity building for health and nutrition service delivery

Direct Support and Linkage to Health Systems

Because we are dealing with some of the most marginalized women and children in communities, they sometimes lack the ability to meet basic needs. This strategy provides limited form of direct support in terms of basic needs. In addition, this strategy seeks to link these individuals to accessing services that are provided by the government like health care services and other social, and economic enhancement opportunities created by the government. Some of the activities include

  1. Provision of welfare materials to the disadvantaged women and children e.g. wheelchairs, scholastic materials (books, pens), basic needs (clothes, soap, dry food rations), essential drugs
  2. Strengthening the referral pathway for access to health services.
  3. Lobbying for enhanced access to health and social services for disadvantaged women and children.

Working with Men and Boys

Addressing women and children’s discrimination is a responsibility of all of society and this includes men and boys. This strategy seeks to work with men and boys to challenge dominant masculinities that lead to ill health and violence against women and children.

It also seeks to get men and boys appreciate women’s empowerment and children’s participation seeing them as human beings of equal worth and value. EOWC is partnering with Men Engage organizations and individuals like Mr. Dan Rutz engaging in dialogues, training workshops and campaigns to engage men for women’s empowerment through changing social norms.

Sustainable Livelihood Program

Empowering Women and Children Through Village Loan and Savings Associations

A Family Running Food Preservation Business

Food Service

The program is aimed at addressing poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion of women and children through the self-help group model, whose vehicle is the Village Loan and Savings Associations (VSLAs).

Our activities are geared to enabling women and children to recover from stresses and shocks, maintain assets, capabilities and opportunities for their present lives and later lives. We believe and know that social injustice issues are mutually reinforcing for example in addressing women and children’s poverty we cannot avoid addressing issues of violence against women and children, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and other kinds of social discrimination.

We have helped create VLSA’s whose main purpose is women’s economic empowerment but they are a ‘vehicle’ we use to reach women and children for our other activities including violence prevention, sexual and reproductive health and natural resource management.

Through VLSAs we conduct the following activities

  1. Formation of Village Loans and Savings Associations (Cooperatives)
  2. Sessions to enhance self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence of the women
  3. Training in financial management to the groups and individuals (we believe no amount of grants/ loans/ support to groups or individuals is sustainable without mindset transformation in terms of managing money)
  4. Merging a number of VLSA’s per sub-county into cooperatives (registered at the district)
  5. Training in viable income generating activities (including how to make viable choices) – we study the market in and around the groups and together decide which is the most economically viable project the groups and individuals could engage in (we believe in value addition for agricultural products)
  6. Providing agricultural inputs e.g. seeds for pineapples, Irish potato seeds, tree seedlings (for commercial agro-forestry). In addition providing goats.
  7. Providing other inputs: microfinance, solar driers for value addition to pineapples, mushrooms and bananas.
  8. Revolving cash project where members give one group member cash at the end of each week to help in household expenses.
  9. Engaging men i.e. the partners of the women in the groups, community members and community leaders in understanding and appreciating women’s economic empowerment.
  10. We are intending to conduct micro studies to understand the extent to which our economic empowerment activities protect women and children from domestic violence (we are inspired by the IMAGE study). This is an activity we are still developing.

Natural Resource Management

Mushroom Project


Mushroom Project

The mushroom project is a community-based initiative aimed at empowering women through the establishment of a sustainable source of income. The purpose of the project is to train women on how to cultivate mushrooms using low-cost and readily available materials.

So far, the project has made significant progress in terms of creating awareness about mushroom cultivation, training women on best practices, and setting up small-scale mushroom farms. The project has also established a market for the mushrooms produced, which provides a steady income stream for the women involved.

To ensure continuity, the project has put in place a "train the trainer" program. This program involves selecting women who have shown exceptional skills in mushroom cultivation and training them to become trainers themselves. The trainers are then equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to continue training other women in the community.

Through the mushroom project, women in the community are being empowered to become self-reliant, while also contributing to the local economy. The project provides a sustainable solution to poverty reduction and has the potential to be replicated in other communities, thereby creating a ripple effect of empowerment and economic growth.. 

Physical Address

Equal Opportunities For Women And Children In Uganda
Plot 1, Span House, Portal Avenue
Room No.413, Third Floor (Block C)
P.O Box 287
Kampala District, Uganda


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