By Mathew Abekson

KARAMOJA: The Karamoja Women Umbrella Organization has (KAWUO) has Wednesday organised a media engagement to orient media team on the girl lead advocacy and movement building to support advocacy agenda for girls and young women in Moroto and Napak.

The engagement that was organised at Mount Moroto Hotel was attended by media practitioners from various media Houses in Moroto and Napak.

Thomas Odelok the Executive Director for KAWUO who was conducting the training said for both the media and CSOs to work closely to achieve a common goal, it needs joint effort in advocacy that will help in capacity building.

On the other hand, Journalists on there recommendations asked KAWUO to involve the media in their activities to strengthen the coordination in order to maintain the ties.

Journalists also asked KAWUO to extend its projects to other districts that seem to be left outside, adopt quarterly monitoring and evaluation meetings with the media, organise exchange visits to other regions to enhance information access on girl child and women’s affairs.

KAWUO is a women’s network that was formed in 2007 in Karamoja region by grassroots women to build and promote the local women’s participation in democratic governance and leadership, women access to justice, women economic empowerment and HIV/AIDS prevention response through lobby and advocacy, networking and partnership in order to achieve sustainable development in the region.


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