NAWOU represents over 1000 women’s groups in Uganada with the goal of seeing a strong unified women’s body equipped with the knowledge and skills aimed at making women self-reliant. Many of the women producing baskets for NAWOU are infected with HIV/AIDS, and income from basket weaving provides a lifeline of support for them. Headquartered in Kampala, NAWOU is involved in programs for micro-credit financing, training in literacy, health care, nutrition and leadership skills, as well as public education on HIV/AIDS. NAWOU lobbies the government and other agencies on environmental and health concerns, economic development initiatives, and issues critical to women. Many of its members have been elected to local and national parliaments.