Spotlight: IRENE NAKACHWA

Age 30, 4 children, Arts and Crafts When you look at Irene you see a free woman. It’s in her eyes, it’s in her smile, it is in the way she carries herself and in the pride she takes in her work. Irene is no longer in captivity and neither is her voice. She has…

Why we work with women

There are many arguments for women’s empowerment that you can easily find on the internet. Nearly every organization from USAID to the UN and every local and international NGO in between will tell you that women are the “cornerstone to development”. Women are “untapped potential”. They contribute to 80 % of the hours of work but…

Turning learning into action

Since obtaining the results of our pioneer program and realizing just how far our participants have come, I realized it is high time  to turn the new knowledge and skills the ladies have learned into action. When I arrived the energy was still high, and women happily gathered together to create and share their stories with me….

The Glow Effect Centre for Women & Girls: Week 1

I have arrived in Uganda and am getting settled in Kasaali, a small village 10 miles outside of Masaka. Straddling the equator, I am surrounded by small plantations of banana trees, coffee plants, cassava and coco yams. The sun shines directly overhead, drying the dirt roads until they crack. We are in the middle of…