Grassroots News - Uganda


Famine Crisis in Kaabong - Working to Prevent Starvation

"We buried four members last week" - Grace Loumo told Safe World founder, Chris Crowstaff in a phone call. AWARE Uganda, Safe World Field Partner in Uganda, is struggling to feed their members, amidst famine caused by climatic extremes.

First Lady of Uganda Rewards Kaabong Women With Tractor!

The First Lady of Uganda has awarded AWARE Uganda, in Kaabong, with a brand new tractor in recognition of hard work and dedication in providing for the rural community. This tractor has especially helped with our agricultural endeavors and the will to…

Karamoja: Impact of Climate Change on Grassroots Women and Call for Action

Women are not helpless victims, they are powerful agents of change and their leadership is critical. A gender equality pespective is essential when discussing policy development, decision-making, and strategies to mitigation and adaptation...

From Kaabong, to Washington DC, to Rural England - and Back

Grace Loumo - founder of AWARE Uganda, has been travelling oversees, to help the women and children of Kaabong, in a remote region of Karamoja on the border of Sudan...

Uganda's Rural Women: 50 Years On

The low social status of rural and urban Uganda women makes them vulnerable to violence and sexual harassment. This – along with female circumcision, wife inheritance, despite international declarations and conventions – makes the prospects of a time that…

Uganda: Women and Children Vulnerable to Effects of Climate Change

A recent flood in a rural warrior region of Karamoja, Uganda, saw many women and children tragically drown while trying to cross a river in search of food. A few months later, a wildfire swept through Karamoja destroying over 50 homes, leaving families…