In Uganda, girls and women living and residing in urban informal settlements, refugee settings and fishing communities experience various forms of abuse including rape, gender-based discrimination and exploitation. There are clear indications that these abuses often coexists with other risky sexual behaviours like an early sexual debut and multiple concurrent sexual partnerships. Indeed, girls and women are at more risk for gender-based violence, and this is a threat to human security and a violation of human rights.
We are building a collective vision and movement of the local actors to change power dynamics and structures allowing VaGW to thrive. We are promoting gender equality and empowerment of girls and women across Uganda.