Who We Are
A society free from violence and recognizes the needs and rights of women and youth. As women are the cornerstone of society whilst being the most vulnerable, it is our duty to empower them in order to achieve a healthier and wealthier society.
WORI is a Uganda women led non-profit prosperity charity organization created in 2007. We educate on human and women's rights, preventing GBV, improving sexual reproductive health, and promoting gender equality from grassroots levels. WORI has built a GBV shelter, trained male ambassadors to advocate against violence, and runs a menstrual health project. The organization empowers women, youth, and communities, and has trained women to become community leaders.
Empowering women and youth to advocate against violence through Human Rights Education and Advocacy, skills and information to strengthen capacity and visibility.
The Nyonga Shelter Program
The Human Rights and Gender-Based Violence Program is one of WORI's core programs. In Uganda, human rights violations specifically target the most vulnerable groups which are women, children and sexual minorities. The legal system has difficulty enforcing the law and protecting the people who most need protection due to a lack of resources. Cultural beliefs also legitimize and reinforce violence against the most vulnerable group of people.
Doing awareness campaigns about the prevention of GBV and protection for survivors aimed to strategically change mentalities and to offer women the voice and agency to challenge violence however, violence still happens.
Consequently, victims need protection and the best way to protect them is to have a shelter where they can seek refuge. By establishing the first women's shelter of the region, and the biggest one in Uganda, WORI will is able to offer a better long-term solution for women who are victims of abuse and violence.
Human Rights & Gender Based Violence
This encompasses our Nyonga Womens Shelter with the main focus of: Gender Equality, Education, Health and Economic Empowerment