We live in a chaotic, tumultuous world, and during theholidays it may seem even more so. One thing is constant: the desire forsecurity, peace and justice. These are lofty ideals, many times clouded byviolence, politics and greed, but at the end of the day they are worth fightingfor and that is our goal. To work for social justice, sustainable humandevelopment, increased food security and women’s empowerment.
Food security and the rising prices of food staples are,and should be, main concerns for WGEF, NGO’s and all who believe in economicjustice. The last few years global food prices have eclipsed previous global highs andcontinue to climb. This is a multifaceted issue, which requires a completetransformation of global agriculture policy. Access to healthy food sources isa human right, not a luxury. For the planet’s poorest 2 billion people, risingfood prices means going from two meals a day to one or none. This createsextreme poverty, human insecurity and violence.
WGEF is addressing this critical issue by focusing on our agriculture program, providing loans andtools for women farmers and farm workers. Our focus for 2013 is leadershipdevelopment and food security: growing our agriculture program, supporting thenew Gulu Women’s Agriculture Union, and promoting and training women to becomeleaders and advocates in their community, including the Access to Justice Initiative!
As we move forward into our 5th year and beyond, our program continuesto be transformative, provocative and relevant. We hope you are inspired andcontinue to support WGEF and the women we serve in northern Uganda. Pleasecontact me with questions or conversation, 303.520.7656.
Peace to you and your loved ones this holiday season!
Karen Sugar, Founder and Director
WGEF’s2011 Wish List!
During this holiday season, you can support WGEF bysupporting one of our programs:
1) Help fund the Access to Justice Initiative, providing critical information on human and legal rights; addressing gender bias in the justice system, and solutions when breakages in the justice chain occur (see GG project).
2) Tractor- $2500 to be used collectively by WGEF farmers and union members – owned andoperated by GWAU (Gulu Women’s Agricultural Union) (see GG project).
3) LiteracyProgram - $10,000 – increase our capacity to 200 women, enabling 100 additionalto join this program (see GG project).
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