Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWED-G) began as a support group for war-affected women that met under a mango tree in Gulu. The women met to share their struggles and found refuge in solidarity. Under the leadership of Pamela Angwech, they started to leverage that solidarity into solutions. Pamela recognized the need for more organizations that would focus on advancing women’s rights and grassroots advocacy like the support group. In 2004, Pamela left her job at the World Food Programme to found Northern Uganda’s first grassroots human rights organization focus on women, GWED-G.
GWED-G aims to strengthen the capacity of grassroots communities in Northern Uganda to become self-reliant agents of change for peace and development. Today, GWED-G serves over 150,000 individuals through six main program areas: health, human rights and access to justice, peace-building, psychosocial support, research and advocacy, and economic empowerment.
Read more about our GROW trip to visit GWED-G, and be sure to check out GWED-G’s Website as well!