Our primary projects are Rescue/Skills Building Centre, Education, Violation of Women’s Rights and Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

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Rescue/Skills Building Centre

We are setting up a rescue centre and skills building program for women and girls who are faced with domestic violence. This region/ Kapchorwa has a terrible practice of female genital mutilation they circumscise girls as early as 10 years up, and usually this means that the girl child after going through this process is ready for marriage. This practice is beleived to be the main cause of school drop outs in this area and early pregnancies. Most of the women stay in abusive relationships because they are economically dependant on the men for all thier financial needs so our goal is to empower them with skills in tailoring, computer skills, baking and others. We need a centre where they can be helped with not only skills but also a place where they can get any help to include counselling among others.

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Education

We need support with building new class rooms. For Jubillee schools we need a feeding program for the children but most important set up a library for the kids as well provide basic needs like books, shoes for them.

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Violation of Women’s Rights

Despite the attention and efforts by the government of Uganda and other development partners to ensure gender equality and the protection of women rights through national and international instruments and bodies such as the Human Rights commission, the 1995 constitution and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 2010 FGM Act, which affirm governments commitment towards promotion and protection of human rights, prevalence of all forms of discrimination against women are still very high in Sebei region.

Women’s rights are being violated. They have been victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), domestic violence, property grabbing, Teenage pregnancies, etc. All these acts are a violation of human rights. Police records for 2010 alone show high rates of gender-based violence including 60 cases of physical assault, 40 cases of family neglect by husbands, 12 cases of other related gender-based violence.

In addition, every even year like in the 2010 period Gender Based violence becomes evident and manifests itself through the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is still practiced widely. In the 2010 circumcision season, thus between November and December it is estimated that more than 300 girls underwent FGM despite of the existence of the anti-FGM Act which criminalises it. Also in 2009, the statistics of the girls and women reported to have undergone FGM shot up by about 90% from 90 in 2006 to 350 in 2009 (only reported cases). The Police records of 2010 (first year of the implementation of the anti-FGM act) show that 25 cases of FGM had been reported and were being handled by the police.

The reason for the persistence of such violations of women rights is rooted in cultural traditions where people believe strongly that their cultural identity which is upheld through male and female circumcision is under threat due to external forces and influence which include; The intermarriages between the Sabiny people and other communities; Non Governmental Organisations and Human Rights activists.

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Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

Due to increasing deaths of people as a result of HIV/AIDS so many children have been left as orphans with no body to take care of them and giving them support. Most of the children are left with their poor grand-parents and some are left homeless. Some households are headed by children. These children are more likely to die in childhood or drop out of school.

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