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(Cell Action Network)

Brief History

Cell Action Network (CAN) is a women-led Non-government organization in Uganda. CAN was inspired by President Barrack Obama’s campaign slogan in 2008, Yes we can. CAN was formed by a group of 12 young women as a response to the high maternal mortality rates, gender violence and discrimination against women, with a vision of creating a more just and equal world. CAN carries out projects across the country in 18 districts on environmental conservation, sexual reproductive health and Rights, inclusion for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Integration of agribusiness/public health and Gender equality.


To create an equal and just world.

  • To create a more inclusive and sustainable environment where people irrespective of their race, ethnicity, ability, education, income and sexual orientation can live in peace and harmony in Uganda.
  • To promote environment conservation through tree planting, clean energy, water management, as a means of addressing climate change.
  • Advocacy and awareness for women’s rights, sexual reproductive health and rights for young women and fight Gender-based violence, injustices and discrimination against women in Uganda.
  • To promote Disability rights and awareness towards social, economic inclusion for people with disabilities (PWDs) especially women.
  • To increase household incomes and promote health through the integration of agribusiness and public health.


Building inclusive and sustainable communities by fighting all forms of discrimination.


  1. People
  2. Respect
  3. Equality
  4. Diversity
  5. Dignity

Focus Areas

  1. Gender equality.
  2. Environmental conservational
  3. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
  4. Inclusion for Persons With Disabilities
  5. Integration of agribusiness/public health

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