The Volunteer Action Network (VacNet) is a non-profit organisation situated in Gulu. It was 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 labour force for production.
VacNet is rural inclined and aims at empowering underserved women and youth in Uganda through socio-economic and health education and leadership programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women and youth 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 organisations’ key objective and implementing the
Credit Plus model in Uganda
Having a community free of Poverty and Diseases
Our mission is to empower underserved women in northern Uganda through socio-economic, health education an leadership programs, creating opportunities while strengthening families and communities. It seeks to offer women leadership and empowerment abilities required to lead successful, dignified lives.
Advocate for increased women’s access, ownership and control of economic resources.
To increase awareness on the underlying social cultural obstacle to access justice
To advance community equality and social justice by providing information and opportunities.
To promote SRHR and strengthening women and girl child education.
To promote and advocate for women’s SRHR and women's rights.
To build and strengthen organization capacity to effectively serve.
STATEMENT ON DISCRIMINATION
Volunteer Action Network stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion, and acceptance. Those values are fundamental to our mission; we welcome individuals of different values, races, religions, genders, and national origins. VacNet has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation. Accordingly, VacNet will neither support nor tolerate any words, attitudes or actions that imperil the inclusive communities that we have strived to support through our programs.