Name of organization/institution
Stichting Umoja ni Nguvu
Civil Society Organization
Description of your organization/institution
Stichting Umoja ni Nguvu (Together we stand strong) strives for optimal integration of women from the Great Lakes region in Dutch society and realizes that there is still a long way to go for many people. We believe that the consistency and design of activities will take women seriously in this direction. Our foundation is a network of successful immigrant women who can participate in the peace and development of the host country and their country of origin.
Description of your main WPS related activities
Our foundation is a network of successful immigrant women who can participate in the peace and development of the host country and their country of origin. To that end, we conduct several workshops and conferences to teach women on several topics that lead them to their self-determination.
1. Participation - More women hold leadership positions, and women participate equally and meaningfully in decision-making processes at every level in the interests of peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, protec, 4. Relief, reconstruction and recovery - Meet the needs and contribute to the empowerment of women and girls
1.1 Enhanced enabling conditions for equal and meaningful participation of women and girls, 1.2 Support for meaningful participation women- and diaspora organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders who work on women’s rights and gender equality , 1.3 Peace processes and peace declarations are inclusive and bottom up
4.2 Improved socio-economic position women and girls, 4.3 Humanitarian response is conflict- and gender -networks sensitive and - responsive; main role for local women’s organisations and
What type of investments will you make to contribute to the selected outcome(s)?
financial where needed, we will help women financially to overcome depression, stress and anxiety caused by trauma, so to help them get back to their feet. advocacy we will make sure to bring their voice where it should be heard; either to public institutions, companies or to the public.
The Netherlands Democratic Republic of Congo Republic of Uganda Republic of Rwanda Republic of Burundi
5 years - 2025