Ending Child Marriage In northern Uganda, one Family at a Time.

The pursuit of gender justice starts with protecting young girls from being forced or sold into a marriage. Child marriage is a violation of human rights. Many factors intersect to place a child at risk of marriage, including: poverty, lack of education, social norms, customary or religious beliefs that condone the practice, and an inadequate legislative framework. Often the patriarchal apparatus is ill equipped, unwilling or uninformed to enforce laws or create systems to protect young girls. Through education, support, intervention and dialogue, VacNet's highly trained and respected Access to Justice team is working to stop the practice of child marriage in northern Uganda. The Facts: 68

Because of You I Sleep in a Decent Shelter

Prisca & her house We were treated with joy when we visited the home of Prisca. She has worked with VacNet and benefited from our microloan program, she said " because of you I sleep in a decent shelter ", One of my goals in life was to construct my own house which is permanent, enough for my family and decent to sleep in and you helped me achieve this I feel extremely proud and confident for the future" Prisca is a widow with 4 children who she ably take care of them making sure they attain the best education she joined the program in 2010, received training and a $150 micro loans to start a retail business Soon she was chosen to chair the peer Counsellor' s group of strong community women

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