|Caritas Women's Desk|
CARITAS KABALE DIOCESE
Women’s desk is an office that was established by Kabale diocese in 1998 to coordinate all women developmental activities in the diocese. At the moment the office has a team of 5 staff spearheading women promotion programme activities under Caritas Kabale with over 80 groups of women and men scattered in different parishes that make up Kabale diocese.
Men are included in project activities in some groups aiming at addressing Gender issues more especially during project implementation.
At Caritas level women promotion programme strives to streamline Gender in all project activities implemented by Caritas aiming at empowering women by involving them in project activities, and in leadership roles. This has improved family relations at household level thus reducing domestic violence.
Women’s desk mission:
To bear witness to committed Christian life based on the gospel values that enhance the dignity and foster the role of women both in church and society.
Objectives of women’s desk:
Major activities of women’s desk:
v Enhance family relations through creation of awareness on the dangers of domestic violence in all Catholic households.
v Promotion of food security in all catholic households through trainings on and adoption of modern methods of farming.
v Train families on selection, planning and management of small business enterprises
v To improve the health status of families through sensitizations on nutrition, sanitation and hygiene and construction of proper and appropriate sanitary structures.
v To arrange seminars and trainings on leadership and good governance to enable more women participation in politics and take up other leadership positions.
v Enhance early child hood development and advocate for girl child education.
v To promote SILC (Savings and Internal Lending in Communities), the more transparent savings methodology, in all women groups and other groups where women are involved with in Kabale Diocese.
We thank Kabale diocese for opening this office to uplift women’s standards of living.
Empower a woman empower the family empower, the church and the nation at large.
Long live Bishop Callist Rubaramira, long live all women, long live Kabale Diocese.
Photos bellow show women’s desk staff and some of the activities done with in the communities under women promotion progrmme.
Photo: Women’s Desk staff.
Photo: Kirigime catholic women handing over revolving goats from caritas Italiana to Rushoroza women’s group witnessed by the Director of Caritas Kabale Rev. Fr. Vincent Byaruhanga.
Photo: Conscientisation on Gender issues in Rugarambiro centre, Rubuguri parish.
Photo: Family day celebration where families display their produce and other achievements from the project implementation supported by Caritas Japan through Caritas Uganda.
Photo : couples working together in establishing a Kitchen garden to improve on their diet and household income. Kabere Group in Rubanda Parish.
Members of Ruhonwa group in Nyakishenyi Parish gathered for a savings session using the SILC methodology
Value addition: Women of Mukungu Group Rubuguri Parish sorting and grading their beans to park and sell as a group.
Compiled by :
Sr. Rosemary Ndyomugyenyi Mrs. Hilda Ngabirano
Coordinator women’s desk Assistant coordinator
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