Posts tagged girls
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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Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

The goal of the Peace and Development Outreach Volunteers in Liberia is to reduce the incidence of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and harassment in schools. Most of the abuses and crimes are perpetrated by teachers and male students against girls between the ages of five to fifteen.

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Community Reproductive Health Resource Desk

We are very proud to partner with Afya Mama in Kenya to promote and enhance the reproductive health of the rural woman in Siaya County and to improve pre-natal and post-natal care for children by educating and providing factual reproductive health information and knowledge to women. This will be accomplished through the creation of a resource desk at the local health centre …

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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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Using Art to Promote Girl Child Rights

We are very proud to support Girls to Lead Africa in their work to sensitize girls, parents, community members and local leaders in the Kanungu District on the dangers of gender-based discrimination and girl child rights abuses through the use of art. This district is located in the western part of Uganda and is a rural, remote, and very hard-to-reach area.

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Menstrual Health Management for Girls

Development Expertise Centre is working with schools in the Buikwe District in Central Uganda to support young girls in understanding and managing their sexuality. Every month, countless girls miss schooldays as a result of menstruation. Although parents are supposed to provide their young daughters with information about their sexuality, they too lack the skills …

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