Women in northern Uganda try to create positive change after abuse and child kidnappings

April 18, 2012

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(Photo courtesy of GWEDG)
GWEDG educates women in northern Uganda to help them further the goal of bringing peace and change to the region.

Northern Uganda is still reeling from a 23-year civil war that internally displaced over 1.6 million people. The Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalization (GWEDG) is the region’s first grassroots human rights organization focused on women. It was founded by women whose human rights were violated and mothers whose children were forcibly abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. GWEDG provides a means to justice, peace-building, psychosocial support and economic empowerment. Worldview talks with Pamela Angwech Judith, co-founder and executive director for GWEDG, about her own journey that led her to found the organization.