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ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:


BACKGROUND TO WONETHA:

Women’s Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) is a non-profit civil society organization that promotes rights, and livelihoods of adult female sex workers in Uganda. WONETHA strives to improve economic opportunities for sex workers and to empower them to organize and advocate for equitable access to health care, legal and social protection services. Established in 2008 to address rampant discrimination in health care systems, social stigma and as well as advocate against punitive and restrictive legislation and policies that encourage violations of sex workers’ rights, the has a National advocacy coverage with consolidated community outreach coverage of 14 districts in Central and Rwenzori regions including Central region – Kampala 5 Divisions, Masaka, Mpigi, Buikwe, Mukono, Wakiso and Rwenzori region – Kabarole, Bunyangabo, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kamwenge.
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VISION:

A Ugandan society that respects sex workers’ rights and supports their economic empowerment.

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MISSION:

To improve the health, society and economic wellbeing of adult female sex workers in Uganda while advocating for human rights.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:

  • To increase access to health care services and empowering sex workers to claim their rights.
  • To influence policy, laws and practices that encourage violations of sex workers rights.
  • To strengthen the capacity of sex worker groups through collaborative networks and movement building in Uganda.
  • To promote holistic wellbeing of sex workers and their vulnerable chilmanagement; dren with emphasis on literacy, economic empowerment and stress.
  • To promote communication, engagement and advocacy on rights awareness.
  • To strengthen the capacity of WONETHA and its members to deliver their mandate.

WONETHA PROGRAMMES:

  • HEALTH OUTREACH AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME
  • ADVOCACY AND PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMME
  • NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME
  • ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME
  • ADULT LITERACY AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
  • THE ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN PROGRAMME
  • COOMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME
  • INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
  • PEER EDUCATORS PROGRAMME
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