About us

The Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA) is a non-profit civil society organization and registered non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes the rights and livelihoods of sex workers in Uganda. It is registered with the Ugandan NGO Board under the number S. 5914/10206 – No. 9955.

WONETHA strives to improve socioeconomic opportunities for sex workers and to empower them to organize and advocate for equitable access to health care, legal and social protection services. Established in 2008 to address rampant discrimination in health care systems, social stigma and as well as to advocate against punitive and restrictive legislation and policies that encourage violations of sex workers rights, the organization has since grown into a registered membership of over 200 with more than 2,000 beneficiaries.

Vision

‘‘A Ugandan society that respects sex workers’ rights and supports their economic empowerment.”

Mission

To improve the health, social and economic well-being of adult sex workers in Uganda

Strategic Objectives

  • To promote access to health care services and encourage safe sex practices
  • To empower sex workers to claim their rights, including setting standards for fair and safe working conditions.
  • To build partnerships, synergy and capacity to promote the voices of sex workers as leaders in service delivery.
  • Advocate for a friendly legal and policy environment for sex work in Uganda.