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Sarah Oketayot

Uganda  
Ugandan Coalition for Comprehensive...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Women's Rights
I am the chairperson of UCCD. When I went to my village Omee in Amugu sub-county, Alebtong District/Uganda, for personal income generating activities in 2010, I discovered that women of my community were disadvantaged economically, socially with no self-governess structure. Women work far longer than men and lack control over resources. I conceived the idea to form an association to promote their values and empower them. I shared the idea with my three friends who joined me in the adventure. In 2011 the association was registered under local government Amugu sub-county. In 2013 the association was transformed into a local NGO and registered under National NGO board in Ministry of Internal Affairs.

I recognize that women empowerment is so complex, that a single actor can not be in the position to address. Seeking regional and international development strategies is of paramount importance.

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