Who we Are

Our goal is to create a community where girls and women have equal access to information, education, and services.

We strive to ensure that girls and women are able to achieve individual growth and development in regards to their human rights.

About us

Resilient Women’s Organization (RWO) is a grassroots non-profit organization registered in Uganda in 2016. Our mission is to empower adolescent girls and young women socially and economically.
Our activities aim at improving their welfare in Wakiso District and Uganda.

Where we are

RWO’s headquarters are located in Kitala, at P.O.Box 55 Kisubi, Uganda.
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our goals

Ending & responding to child marriages and teenage pregnancies

Women Economic Empowerment

Eradication of Gender Based Violence

why rwo

The founders of our organization, Hope and Clare, were raised in poverty during the early 1990s. At that time, it was common for children to drop out of school due to HIV/AIDS and other factors. Unfortunately, girls were not given the same priority for education as boys, resulting in many of Hope and Clare’s female peers leaving school as early as age ten and becoming mothers shortly after their first period.

Due to financial reasons, they dropped out of school, which made it harder to escape poverty.

Poverty restricts girls and women from accessing resources and services, like employment, education, and SRHR information, leading to domestic and gender-based violence.

In response to this situation, the Resilient Women’s Organization (RWO) was born in 2016.


I refused to accept that when I turned 18, I would get married. Women should marry when they want.

Hope Lydia Ndagire


Our Executive Director, Hope, prioritizes women’s and young girls’ rights and opportunities, even if it means sleeping late at 5.

Hope’s strength is in her passion for reading and writing: from writing poems about HIV, women and girls, and education, she is the brain behind all the proposals, grant application processes, and networking.

Hope is the heart of our association, not only because of her role but because she can establish connections and create natural relationships all around the world, taking care personally of every person she meets.

She is transparent, determined, and full of hope: she always sees the light in the darker moments. 

I grew up in an area where women faced significant challenges, including the risk of child marriage and HIV. Resources were scarce, and survival was a constant struggle. In this challenging environment, we conceived the idea of empowering girls to pursue their dreams.

Clare Nantaba


Claire is our Chief Financial Officer: She takes care of our funds and expenses to ensure the organization continues to operate and have an impact every day. 

She has a deep passion for livelihood empowerment for women and girls and is always glad to sharing her childhood story with other women and girls to encourage them.

Very good at conducting parents sessions and communication, Claire is such a detailed person, she will keep every record of activity and any money spent, even if it’s SHS 100 (2 cents).

She is so good at record-keeping, as such, she handled RWO financial transactions and administrative work.


We couldn’t have such a great impact without our staff: we always work with a lot of passionate and different professionals who have a strong role in taking care of our girls, realizing activities and help us to put into practice what we organize.

Most of our staff are from backgrounds where poverty and Gender inequalities have affected their lives in some way:  they have experienced abuse of struggled to get education and rights.

So our mission makes sense because they resonate with the changes we are working towards achieving.


Last but not least, our precious and resilient volunteers: our strong mission always requires generous and strong people who put themselves at the service of a challenge for change.  

They come from around the world, we host personally some of them here in Uganda while other people had a great impact always staying at home. We met very different people with a common feature: a great heart and the will to not accept inequalities and change them.