Capacity Building For Protection of WHRDs

This program aims at improving the safety and security of individual WHRDs and their organizations,increasing the capacity of WHRDs to detect, mitigate and respond appropriately to issues that undermine the safety and work of WHRDs. WHRDs in Uganda face adverse conditions to carry out their work given the context and history of neoliberal and patriarchal violence they continuously face. There rights defense work and resistance to oppressive systems generates trauma, impacts their Overall health and makes them vulnerable to burn out, greater harm and puts the continuity of their defense work at risk. Thus in addition, the program, aims at increaing the personal and collective capacity of self-care with a focus on the well-being of WHRDs, attention to and healing of wounds and traumas caused by violence and stress, and the sustainability of social movements. We believe that self-care and collective healing need to be considered as a key dimension of WHRD’s right to a full and satisfactory life, in their activism, and daily realities and as crucial tools within the FHP approach.

Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda is glad to have organized a Capacity building workshop on feminist practices from 30th Jan- Feb 3rd 2023 for WHRDS. We cherish the sisterhood and bonding and look forward to its continuity.

WHRDNU completed a 2 days capacity building workshop (3rd and 4th November 2022) offering practical safety guidelines for WHRDs at risk in Moroto at Seven Ranges Hotel.


Women Human Rights Defenders Network Uganda (WHRDN-U), in partnership with Civil Rights Defenders, conducted a two days’ workshop for 23 Women Human Rights Defenders from Kotido, Amudat and Kabongo, Nakapiriprit, Napak, Abim, Moroto districts. The WHRDS who form the Karamoja Regional Women Human Rights Defenders Network converged at Kotido Resort Hotel on 17th and 18th March 2022 for the themed workshop ‘Creating Safe Spaces for WHRDS, their rights and safety.’

Training On Protection Mechanisms and Violence against women in Hoima District.

Acholi Region WHRDs training in Gulu district

Snapshots of The Training on Advocacy In Entebbe

Central Region WHRDs training in Kampala District

Self Care, Wellbeing and Collective Healing Capacity building Workshop August 11th-14th,2020