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The Uganda Horticultural Industrial Services Provider and Allied Workers Union (UHISPAWU) is a member of the National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) and collaborate to promote and defend workers' interest. UHISPAWU also advocates for women's labor rights in the horticulture sector.

Blooming Workplaces and Communities Project

In this joint initiative, the partners Uganda Horticultural Industrial Services Provided and Allied Workers Union (UHISPAWU), Uganda Flower Exporters Association (UFEA), National Organization of Peer Educators Uganda (NOPE) and Uganda Workers Education Association (UWEA) are promoting a workplace policy and community culture that is responsive to addressing HIV and AIDS as well as sexual harassment at workplaces, in communities and at schools in Uganda.

The project is focusing on the stigmatizing and discriminatory attitudes and practices faced by women living with HIV and AIDS, both in their workplace and at home. By engaging all relevant stakeholders, the partners aim to change behavior and perceptions in relation to gender equality, sex, sexual and reproductive health rights, HIV and AIDS, and violence against women.

Advancing women's leadership and representation

Uganda Horticultural Industrial Services Provider and Allied Workers Union (UHISPAWU) is also collaborating with Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN), Trade Union Centre of Workers of Rwanda (CESTRAR) and Uganda Workers Education Association (UWEA) in a consortium that is steering the women’s leadership strategy of the Women@Work Campaign in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.

The project is promoting the advancement of women’s leadership and representation in decision-making processes in the horticulture sector in these countries and addresses both structural and practical needs that hinder women’s ascension to positions of leadership by raising the consciousness of women workers, managers, partners and other stakeholders on gender issues.

Hereto, the partners are strengthening the leadership capacities of women workers through targeted training; promoting gender-responsive workplace policies; strengthening the collective voice of women in trade unions for decision making; and influencing national, regional and international processes on gender equality and decent work for women in the horticultural sector through lobby and advocacy.

Contact details

Address: P.O.Box 37287, Kampala - Uganda
Telephone: +256-0-414662825
Facebook: Uhispawu