Next Five Years

UMWA has intensified six program areas and goals for the next five years.

Overall objectives for the period is to provide development information to women and other groups for effective decision making and advocate for gender responsive legislation and policies for improved livelihoods.

Strategic Objective 1: Provide human rights and development information for improved livelihoods. The following activities have been lined up to help in the realization of this goal:

1.1  Repackage, develop and disseminate IEC materials on human rights.
1.2  Training in human and women’s rights for journalists/media.
1.3  Form human and women’s rights clubs.
1.4  Disseminate civic and voter information and education.
1.5  Commission and hold radio plays on rights issues.
1.6  Hold radio programs on human rights.
1.7  Publish human and women’s rights information in print media.
1.8  Prepare and participate in the Uganda annual women’s rights forum.
1.9  Hold awareness and information seminars on women’s rights.
1.10 Hold human rights road shows (1 per year).
1.11 Hold regional human and women’s rights exhibitions (1 per year).
1.12 Commission and develop a documentary on gender violence.
1.13 Analyze and disseminate information on policies and programs.
1.14 Strengthen UMWA’s information resource centre

Strategic Objective 2: Lobby and Advocate for gender responsive legislation and policies with the following activities:

2.1 Repackage and disseminate information on
a)      Domestic Relations Bill (DRB).
b)      HIV/AIDS policy.
c)   Enactment of Law on violence against women.
d)   Enactment of policy on community broadcasting.
e)   Enactment of policy on culture.
2.2 Organize community dialogues on local governance.
2.3 Participate in policy advocacy fora and coalition.
2.4 Hold training on gender and policy information.
2.5 Training in lobbying and advocacy skills.
2.6 Initiate coalition on community broadcasting.

Strategic Objective 3: Strengthen networking and provide space for information exchange and self-expression. The following activities have been lined up to help in the realization of this goal:

3.1 Hold stakeholder analysis.
3.2 Training in networking and information exchange.
3.3 Organize information exchange dialogues for policy makers and institutions.
3.4 Publish directory of professional women.
3.5 Disseminate information from women’s organization.
3.6 Participate in activities of relevant networks.
3.7 Organize community dialogues with decision makers.
3.8 Publish newspaper articles.
3.9 Produce radio programs on relevant issues.
3.10 Participate in women’s movement reflection meetings.
3.11 Participate in international fora and travel.
3.12 Participate in Exchange program with other women’s organizations.
3.13 Participate in Internship program for young professionals.

Strategic Objective 4: Strengthen women’s capacity in power and decision-making.

4.1 Undertake information needs assessment for women.
4.2 Training in governance communication.
4.3 Hold women’s rights sensitisation seminars.
4.4 Provide information on public services and programs.
4.5 Provide rural women with information for self-development.
4.6 Disseminate information on political developments in Uganda.
4.7 Establish radio and internship clubs. 

Strategic Objective 5: Strengthen UMWA’s institutional capacity for program implementation, management and administration.

5.1 Management and Administration capacity of UMWA strengthened.
5.1.1 Develop human resource policy.
5.1.2 Develop networking and outreach policy and strategy.
5.1.3 Develop volunteer’s policy.
5.1.4 Undertake organisational and staff capacity needs assessment.
5.1.5 Build staff capacity.

5.2 Membership capacity and skills developed.
5.2.1 Develop membership policy.
5.2.2 Mobilize and orient members.
5.2.3 Undertake membership survey and needs assessment.
5.2.4 Undertake capacity building training for members.
5.2.5 Hold annual AGM and membership reflection meeting.
5.2.6 Conduct mentoring and career guidance in schools on media issues.

5.3 Regular monitoring and evaluation institutionalized.
5.3.1 Undertake baseline survey.
5.3.2 Develop M&E system.
5.3.3 Organizational learning.
5.3.4 Documentation.
5.3.5 Monitor and follow up UMWA’s programs.
5.3.6 Build capacity for M&E.
5.3.7 Undertake annual participatory reviews.
5.3.8 Mid-term review.
5.3.9 Evaluation.

Strategic Objective 6: Strengthen UMWA’s independence and self-sustainability

6.1 Conduct feasibility study

6.2 Develop fundraising policy

6.3 Develop marketing strategy

6.4 Enchance UMWA’s media centre

6.5 Provide consultancy services on relevant areas

6.6 Hire out training facilities

6.7 Publicise Mama FM 101.7

6.8 Conduct publicity for NGOs

6.9 Organize marketing meetings

6.10 Organize UMWA open day 

Strategic Objective 6: Strengthen UMWA’s independence and self-sustainability

 

6.1 Conduct feasibility study

6.2 Develop fundraising policy

6.3 Develop marketing strategy

6.4 Enchance UMWA’s media centre

6.5 Provide consultancy services on relevant areas

6.6 Hire out training facilities

6.7 Publicise Mama FM 101.7

6.8 Conduct publicity for NGOs

6.9 Organize marketing meetings

6.10 Organize UMWA open day

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