Teso Women Peace Activists (TEWPA)

Background: Teso Women Peace Activists is a rural women’s organization founded in 2001 to respond to the challenges of unrest resulting from armed conflicts in Teso/Karamoja, Northern Uganda that brought untold suffering, disease and trauma to women and girl children.
Mission: TEWPA envisions an environment where both women and men fully participate in enabling a peaceful co-existence in Teso.
Programs: TEWPA helps to strengthen the capacities of rural women in conflict resolution, peace building processes and economic empowerment. TEWPA stimulates dialogue through active involvement and participation of rural women and other key stakeholders and conducts advocacy on women’s rights issues for sustainable peace. TEWPA subscribes to rights based approaches in improving livelihoods of women and the girl child.