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about us

Our Background

The National community of women living with HIV and AIDS in Uganda (NACWOLA) is community based network of women, girls and men living with HIV. It started in 1992 and is registered under the NGO Bureau certificate number S.5914/1980.NACWOLA has focused on advocacy to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS issues and fight stigma through the rights-based approach aimed at promoting positive living, equitable access to treatment and care. NACWOLA has over the time incorporated gender issues to bring on board men in addressing issues that affect women and children. Currently NACWOLA has a total of 500,000 registered members with the aim of creating a platform to end HIV and AIDS.

NACWOLA’s mandate is to promote positive living through core programmes; (1) Positive Prevention (2) Women Alive Programme,(3) Gainful Living Programme and (4) Capacity building Programme. In her efforts NACWOLA continues to challenge Stigma and Discrimination, championing advocacy for the rights of women and Adolescents living with HIV/TB, empowerment of young girls, and orphans and vulnerable groups that include key populations, HIV positive women and children.

Our Vision

A healthy and empowered community of women, girls and men living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Our Mission

NACWOLA promotespositive living for women, Adolescents and men living with HIV/TB in Uganda through psychosocial support, economic empowerment and demand for access to essential services.

 

Our Approach

Our Vision

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Guiding Principles

A healthy and empowered community of women, girls and men living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

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Ensure that Women living with HIV/AIDS influence policies and actively contribute to the decision making processes.

Create safe and welcoming environments which offer time and space for women living with HIV/AIDS.

Challenge stigma, discrimination and prejudice associated with HIV/AIDS and promote equal opportunities and speak up for social justice.

Using the rights based approach