• We encounter Christ at Mass in the Bread and Wine
  • Everyone is welcome for Mass - even the Children.
  • Ours is a Church of Love, Peace and Hope.
  • Our Church is a universal Church. It is the Catholic Church.
  • Our People Trek Long Distances to come for Mass
  • And once at Mass, we dance and praise our Lord Jesus
  • We Worship and Adore Him for He alone is God.
  • During Mass, we also offer our gifts to God in thanksgiving
  • We sing and shout for the Lord for He set us free. Alleluia!!
  • Our Diocese is led by Our Bishop - Rt.Rev Bihsop Callist
  • Assisted by committed, determined and faithful Priests
  • We are inspired by the Uganda Martyrs - Our Heroes!
  • During mass, everyone participates- even the Children.
  • Our Motto and Prayer - "Father, May Your Kingdom Come."


Home Diocese Commissions and Departments Caritas Women's Desk

Caritas Women's Desk



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:

  • To initiate, encourage, inspire and instill the participation of catholic women in all forms of lay apostolate.
  • To provide a channel through which Catholic women may communicate and coordinate their activities and ideas there by fostering their own welfare and that of society.
  • To be the organ through which the Catholic women will articulate themselves and their interests.
  • To mobilize and encourage women to participate more effectively in projects for their betterment and advancement of their families and the national development.
  • To provide and facilitate training for ongoing formation and education for women.
  • To collect and document any relevant information beneficial to women and society.
  • To establish links with the government and non-government organizations, with similar objectives and interests at all levels.

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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