MINISTER ORDERS FOR ARREST OF FGM SURGEONS

MINISTER ORDERS FOR ARREST OF FGM SURGEONS The State minister for Gender and Culture, Ms Peace Mutuuzo, has ordered local authorities in Bukwo District in Sebei Sub-region to identify the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) cutters, commonly known as surgeons, and hand them over to the government. Ms Mutuuzo made the remarks while addressing local leaders and residents during an anti-FGM …

a Difference Together

Our vision for the future is a Uganda where girls are educated, empowered, and equal. Girls in Uganda continue to face significant challenges due to gender inequality, poverty and other factors. 7% are married by the age of 15 34% are married by the age of 18 28% become pregnant as teenagers 85%+ do not complete upper secondary school – …

Achieve Legal Equality

A lack of legal equality promotes violence and discrimination, yet almost every country in the world has laws that treat people differently on the basis of sex and/or gender. In every country, some form of legal inequality exists – either the law itself is sex discriminatory, the impact of the law is discriminatory, or laws are not effectively implemented enabling …

End Sex Trafficking

The intersecting inequality, discrimination, and poverty disproportionately experienced by women, girls and other marginalized people leave them at greater risk of sexual exploitation. exual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse. It is when someone abuses or attempts to abuse another person’s vulnerability or their own position of power or trust for sexual purposes. They may benefit from the exploitation …

END SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual violence is a human rights violation that predominantly affects women and girls as a consequence of systemic and structural inequality. Over a lifetime, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence — regardless of their age, background or country. Sexual violence is a global issue Sexual violence can take many forms, including: All forms of rape, including …

END HARMFUL PRACTICES

Harmful practices, such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage are violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. What are harmful practices? ‘Harmful practices’ is a term used by the United Nations to categorize forms of violence or ritual discrimination, primarily committed against girls and women, that have become culturally normalized. They encompass a range of abuse which results …

Power of girls leading to end child marriage

Advancing girls’ leadership by working directly with girlsConducted “Girls’ Parliaments” through which girls engaged with key stakeholders like police and childprotection unit, political as community advocacy to end child marriage in the communities at sub county anddistrict level. 70 girls trained to lead the Girls parliament, and 285 Adolescent girls and young women aged13-24 years and participate in the Girls …

Involving communities to end child marriage

Community dialogues, Girls Parliament to end child marriage in Uganda – Actively involving communities in the fight against child marriage. SCOEN has developed and refined Community Dialogues “Girls Parliament to end child marriage in Uganda”as a set of participatory methodologies to surface community perspectives on issues affecting children especially a girl child on child marriage. We engage in participatory dialogues …