November 18, 2017

When a girl faces obstacles in managing her menses in a healthy way, she is at risk for infection, her self-esteem and self-confidence suffer, she may remain absent from school during her period, or worse still, drop out of school altogether upon reaching puberty. Over time, these negative effects add up, preventing a young girl from achieving her full potential and having a healthy, productive life.

Sofia Akello from Gulu district had to drop out of school at primary 5 after she missed her final exams because of her periods. “When I started menstruating, I...

November 7, 2017

We have had such amazing learning opportunities in the areas finance, Fundraising, communication, programming, Network mapping ,social media, data protection and more policy The wonderful Global Giving evaluators Marina and Rebecca have shared with us so much of their skills, insights time and technical advise and opening learning Global Giving We learnt how to create a pitch for our organisation. Taking through out team how GlobalGiving platform works was so helpful to the extent that one of our staff just decided to donate to our project for the first ti...

November 7, 2017

To address the issue of gender inequality, violence, land rights, food security, HIV/AIDS and other issues facing women in northern Uganda, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund hosts a drama festival, Kikopo Pa Mon. every year. This year’s topic, chosen by participants, is RIGHTS Vs REALITY: Are Women Defending Land For Ownership Or Access?’ Women used the unique opportunity to participate in a debate with their leaders about the topic, and discussions centered around Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essent...

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