Volunteer Action Network (VAC-NET) is a woman rights non-profit organization, established in 2005 by a group of committed volunteers who live and serve in the region, they realize the worsening situation of the rural poor, especially women who are adversely affected by the Socio-economic imbalance and yet constitute a greater labor force for production.
Volunteer Action Network is rural inclined and aims at empowering underserved women in Uganda through socio-economic, health education, and leadership development programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful dignified lives.
In 2007 VacNet formed a strategic relationship with the U.S. based non -profit, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) and are working together to achieve the organization’s key objective and implementing the credit plus model in Northern Uganda.
We continue to create a social network, by investing in women we provide not only economic opportunities, but health education and leadership opportunities as well. This helps women to build livelihoods for their families and communities. The uniqueness of our holistic programming lies in its ability to create platforms for identifying and addressing the challenges facing underserved women in the areas of our operation.
We are dedicated to working with grassroots women who are working every day to create a better future for themselves and their children. They are in villages, markets selling goods, produce, raising livestock, agriculture, rebuilding their communities; participating in community planning meetings, taking care of their children, hauling water, cooking, cleaning, and lobbying for space for their voices to be heard and respected.
Volunteer Action Network is a registered NGO with a mandate to operate in Uganda, an active member of Gulu District NGO Forum, a member of the Gender Working Group, a member Northern Uganda women Human rights Network, Member to CSOs coalition against child Marriage and any form of abuse