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Sandra Aceng · March, 2020

Sandra Aceng is a program officer at WOUGNET. She coordinates a caucus called Women ICT Advocacy Group (WIAG) that comprises of organizations and individuals interested in ICT and gender issues to advocate for internet access for all. Sandra is a 2020 Global Network Initiative (GNI)/Internews Fellow. She is also currently a 2020 Ttaala Fellow by DefendDefenders aimed at skilling Human Rights Defenders in the digital age. She is a volunteer at Wikimedia Community User Group Uganda. During her free time, she contributes articles on women for women on Wikipedia, aimed at closing the gender gap. She attended trainings in Universal Periodic Review in 2019, SAFETAG in 2019, Geographical Information System (GIS) under the OpenEd fellowship program in 2016/2017-cohort and Aid Data Summer GIS in July 2017. She is also a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni 2018, a one-year online mentorship program for women entrepreneurs. Sandra’s key interests are policy analysis, writing articles, entrepreneurship, volunteering, Gender & ICT, and research.

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Latest posts by Sandra Aceng from March, 2020

Market mayhem in Uganda as COVID-19 measures upend women’s lives

In Uganda, sudden COVID-19 restrictions have led to increased violence against women in the informal sector, who continue to work as vendors to feed their families.

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