WHO WE ARE
We are a Ugandan non-governmental organization founded in 2005 by local volunteers concerned about the desperate conditions of impoverished women and girls living in Uganda especially women who are adversely affected by the Socio-economic imbalance and yet constitute a greater labor force for production.
WHAT WE DO
Our programs target underserved and marginalized rural women and girls with a comprehensive selection of targeted programs and support services that include micro-loans, legal services, health education, and leadership development programs designed to strengthen social systems, amplify women's voices, reduce poverty, disease, hunger, and illiteracy.
HOW WE DO IT
We strive to develop local-based strategies that produce reductions in poverty and the marginalization of women in Uganda by providing economic, health education and leadership opportunities for sustainability and self-determination.
Over the years we have supported over 30,000+ micro Loans, supported 6,373 small-medium business startups. Additionally, 4,200+ women have completed the literacy program and other critical business development training. VacNet Implemented HIV/AIDS prevention project reaching out to 427,000 clients in Gulu. Our Health Periods Initiative distributed1.8million+ Sanitary pads to young girls and refugees with free and subsidized SanitaryPads. The Gulu Women's Resource Centre supports provided access to critical information. Supported 223 women to access justice, 3,560 women and men participated in the women's assembly radio program which attracted 1.5 million listenership in the region.
Volunteer Action Network is a non-profit organization striving to promote economic justice, education, health, and leadership development opportunities for women, families, and communities severely affected by poverty and injustice in Uganda. By empowering women and girls we position women and girls in Uganda to attain their equal rights.