The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce that the civil society organization Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) has become a GNI member.

WOUGNET is a member-based organization that works in urban and rural areas throughout Uganda to promote and support the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) by women and women organizations to tackle sustainable development issues.

“We support the GNI Principles and look forward to sharing our experience working in multistakeholder settings at national, regional, and global levels to advance freedom of expression and privacy rights,” said WOUGNET Coordinator Dorothy Okello.

Alongside GNI members from Africa, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), also in Uganda, and Paradigm Initiative in Nigeria, WOUGNET is an active participant in African initiatives, including the East Africa Internet Governance Forum, the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa, the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum, and the African Internet Governance Forum, amongst others.

“GNI welcomes WOUGNET’s policy advocacy and gender perspective on the use of technology, which will enrich our endeavors to protect the rights of freedom of expression and privacy around the world,” said GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg.

Learn more about WOUGNET and about GNI’s members.