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Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign that kicks off every year on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and runs until Dec. 10, Human Rights Day.

Over the course of the next 16 days, join Volunteer Action Network in standing up for women and girls and creating a more equitable world.

Did you know that one in every three women will face physical or sexual violence in her lifetime? Gender-based violence happens around the globe and is directly linked to extreme poverty.

Together, we can make a difference. By upholding women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights and supporting women’s economic independence, we can fight to end gender-based violence for good.

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. We Join the 16 Days of Activism challenge series and help change the world.

Empowering and uplifting women and girls everywhere starts right here in Amuru District in Uganda.

Join us and support. Learn more at

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Nearly a quarter of Ugandan girls between the ages of 12 and 18 drop out of school when they begin menstruation.If nothing is done to end period poverty in Uganda. When girls in Uganda are on their periods, absenteeism is at 28% compared to 7% during non-period days, Join us this month to raise $5000 to be able to produce sanitary pads to benefit 200 Girls monthly. #endperiodpoverty #menstuation #sanitaypads #healthforall #womenhealthcare #healthperiod #girlsdream #uganda

Help us to end period poverty in Uganda, with your generous donation today.

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Dear friend of Volunteer Action Network,

This week, we're inviting you to team up with us in celebrating the power of the crowd for GlobalGiving's Little by Little campaign. From today until Friday, GlobalGiving will match online donations up to $50 at 50%, making your donation go even further!

Donate today to support women in Uganda with micro loans to enable them start and expand their business. To donate click on the link

When we all come together with compassion, there’s no telling what we can do—but don’t take our word for it.

“I lacked hope because everyone around me kept saying I’m a mare woman so I don’t matter’ attending VAC-NET training and getting my first loan to start my business “I feel my whole world has changed I can support and contribute to my family,” Says Annet.

With your generosity, we’ll be able to raise $3000 needed to provide 80 women line Annet with training and start up micro loans to enable them start their businesses. Thank you for helping us to empower to walk their way out of poverty!


Volunteer Action Network

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