Forum for African Women Educationalists - Uganda Chapter

"21 Years of Enhancing Girls' and Women's Education for Development" FAWE Uganda 1997-2018



A country in which all girls and women have access to equitable quality education that enables them to effectively participate in development at all levels.


To promote gender equity and equality in Education in Uganda by influencing policies and nurturing positive practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. 


  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Results Oriented
  • Continuous lifelong Learning

The Girls Education Movement (GEM)

The Girls Education Movement (GEM) started as an initiative of UNICEF, Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) and FAWE Uganda.  FAWEUhosted the programme ever since it was launched in Uganda by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2001. 

The movement was aimed at promoting gender parity in education through enabling girls to realise and concretise their rights to participate in identifying best practices that enhance their participation in education, and issues that affect their education, and life skills hence forth. GEM specifically targeted girls with special needs and creating awareness among the communities about the benefits of educating girls.

Today, GEM is no longer hosted at FAWEU but is registered as an autonomous organization fulfilling its mandate.

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Areas of Focus

- Tertiary and Higher Education Scholarships

- Secondary Education Scholarships

- Child Protection

- Science and Innovation

- Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

- Combating Gender Based Violence

- Skills Development and Livelihoods

- Economic Empowerment for Vulnerable Groups

- Research and Advocacy

- Service delivery for teenage and child mothers

- Mentorship and Gender Responsive Pedagogy

- Capacity Building for cross section of stakeholders and strengthening Structures

Strategic Objectives

- Improving the level of gender responsiveness in Education Sector policies for girls and women

- Enhancing adoption and integration of positive gender pedagogy practices at school level

- Increasing access, retention and completion rates for girls in school and all levels of education

- Strengthening institutional capacity for efficient and effective service delivery.