Just imagine attending school or work without toilets or drinking water. Imagine attending a school with a single latrine for all the students, or that the latrine is smelly, with no toilet paper and the door no longer closes. Just imagine attending work or school when you have your period. This is the reality for women and girls in Northern Uganda and we are addressing this reality.


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  • Bukenya Muusa Program Director & Founder Vac-Net

THE pOWER oF eDUCATION Last we traveled to one of our literacy learning centers in Gulu we arrived and were greeted by over 50 clients who live in the village and work/study together at our training centre. While discussing the literacy program, A member asked how the program has impacted their lives and made them feel; One outstanding extremely happy woman (ANEK) stood up and said" Before I was Blind BUT now I can See" Learn more at www.vacnet.org

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Our Literacy program focuses not merely on basic skills of reading and writing; it is about providin gwomen with the capabilities for understanding their lives and social environment as well as equipping them with problem-solving skills. it is critical to alleviating poverty and challenging social injustices that happens in the families. for more information visit www.vacnet.org


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  • Bukenya Muusa- Founder Volunteer Action Network

Since I started working with fuIl belief and conviction in women's empowerment as a key to challenge the inequalities I have learnet more than I ever thought. I have seen the resiliency of the human spirit, even through hard and unimaginable times; and the beauty of what can happen when women work together to create opportunities based on equality and respect. I have become a more hopeful person that equality is achevale.

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Empowerment means it suggests one is able to access resources, make choices, challenge inequality through participation and determine life outcomes. For me the concept gives life to the idea that a woman can be an agent of change, determining her own future

Working with marginalised women have tought me that being poor is not just about not having money, it’s about not having choices and that what informs what we are working o change to change the startus quo.


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