This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Supporting and empowering women and girls are fundamental to the work of DSW, something which new strive to achieve every day.

To celebrate this, and the continuing contribution that women have made to DSW’s work, we are giving over the blog every day to members of DSW to talk about the importance of ‘Women working in Development’


Today, we give the floor to Julie Najjunju, the communication and advocacy officer at DSW Uganda.


Tell us a little about yourself – who are you and what is your role at DSW?

I am Julie Najjunju working as the communication and advocacy officer at DSW-Uganda with a passion of advocating for health and Human rights issues.

At DSW I work as the Communication and Advocacy, I basically handle documentation and knowledge management for Uganda.



What excites you most about your work at DSW?

I interface with every project, which brings diversity into my work. I have to interact with all project officers so that i can best document their work and DSW has an environment in which enables learning of new skill and career growth.


In your view, how have women shaped the global development arena?

Women are the back bone of development, being the mother of the nation they drive development right from their homes and nature potential investor who contribute to development.


Who is your biggest role model?

My Mum, she is a strong woman career focused with a big heart.


How will you be marking International Women’s Day this year?

I will join the district celebrations in Jinja and Tororo so document impact stories and best practices.


Keep following the DSW Blog for continued updates as we celebrate International Women’s Day all week!