Tag: women and girls

17
Oct

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire: The Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda

Day 197, Year of #Mygration: From the Frying Pan into the Fire: The Deteriorating Situation of Female Refugees in Uganda Did you know the OU has over 7000 students studying outside the UK? Miriam Cherukut from the National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) was once one of them. She studied an MSc in Development Management with The Open University thanks to a Commonwealth Scholarship funded by the UK Government’s Department for International

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9
Mar

International Women’s Day: EASSI makes it happen! in women’s lives

As we celebrated International Women’s day on 8th March under the theme “Make It Happen”, we showcased our success stories from our Women and Girls Empowerment (WOGE) project and the “Men Engage” projects that had changed the lives of our women beneficiaries. The speaker of the parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (Second from left) inspected a stall

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11
Jan

How ‘Icyumba Cy’umukobwa’ is keeping girls in school

A few years ago, Jeanette Mutuyimana got her first menstruation period. Confused, irritated and with no one to turn to for help, Mutuyimana, a student of Groupe Scolaire Rugando asked for permission and took the rest of the day off. She did not return to school till four days later. Mutuyimana’s story is not unusual. According to World Bank statistics,

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14
Sep

Men rally behind women to challenge gender based violence in their communities

EASSI took her advocacy efforts a notch higher to directly target men through a new Project code named the Men Engage Project. This was implemented in Kabale, Rakai and Busia Districts in Uganda. The Men Engage Project is a complimentary intervention of the Women and Girls Empowerment (WOGE) Project. The latter observes social and community dynamics as key factors that

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