Posts tagged empowerment
Creating a Safe Space for Maasai Girls and Women

The Maasai society is a very patriarchal society where girls and women often suffer from serious discrimination and are generally disempowered, resulting in forced early marriages, practices of female genital mutilation and regular instances of gender-based violence. One of the biggest challenges for these girls and women is their inability to safely confide in one another and share their frustrations and aspirations …

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Charcoal Briquette Production

Women in Action is community-based organization, based in the Busana sub-county of Uganda, with whom we are partnering to equip up to 120 women and adolescent girls with the skills and equipment to manufacture charcoal briquettes using various organic waste materials mixed in with soil, cassava flour and clay.

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Micro-Kitchen Gardening for Single Mothers

We are working with Seed For Life Initiative to provide 40 single child mothers in Kasese (Western Uganda) with the skills to establish vegetable micro-kitchen gardens within the small spaces they rent. Child mothers face many different issues resulting from sexual encounters at an early age.

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Breaking Silence and Taboos

Innovative Youth with Action Uganda is launching their “Girl Empowerment Project” with our support. The focus is on breaking the unspoken cultural silence and taboos surrounding menstruation. The project will target 4,500 in-school girls and 2,500 out-of-school girls between the ages of 10 and 17 years, as well as 7,000 men, boys and parents in school communities in Northern Uganda …

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