Uganda millions of girls are denied basic human rights simply because they are a girl.
Girls in Uganda continue to face significant challenges due to gender inequality, poverty, and other factors.
- 7%are married by the age of 15
- 34%are married by the age of 18
- 28%become pregnant as teenagers
- 85%+do not complete upper secondary school – 96% amongst the poorest girls in rural areas
Menstrual hygiene management issues such as pain, fear and embarrassment play a significant role in school absenteeism among Ugandan girls.
A Uganda where children, girls are educated, empowered, and equal.
A gender-equal world where girls thrive and lead.
We envision a world where children, girls and women get to reach, tap into their full potential through access to an education; develop into economically independent, empowered.
To provide children, girls, and young women with opportunities to succeed, thrive as leaders in communities through a holistic education, economic empowerment programs. We envision a world where children, girls and women get to reach, tap into their full potential through access to an education; develop into economically independent, empowered.
An educated woman earns more money, is more likely to invest that income back into her family, and to educate her children – creating long-term, sustainable change in her community.
Education has the power to change this
When girls are empowered with accurate information on their sexual and reproductive health their likelihood of experiencing early marriage, teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and gender-based violence are reduced. This enables them to stay in school longer, take charge of their health, and reach their full potential.
Working in partnership
We believe that our vision can be achieved even more effectively by working with others. Working with programmatic partners, corporates and donors means we combine our expertise to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power of connections to advance human rights and gender equality. We know we are stronger when we work together in solid partnerships, sharing our knowledge, together.
Programmes and Influencing
We have put gender equality and the persistent development challenges that girls are facing right at the heart of our organisational purpose. We are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while creating greater equality for girls. Our purpose thus concerns two intersecting primary impact groups vulnerable and excluded children, and girls.