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  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-08-10

Girl-Friendly Latrine to Boost School Attendance

Overriding goal of the project is to ensure Girls from 5 schools in Soroti District, Uganda will not have to miss school simply because they are menstruating. The project aims to install sanitary facilities by construction of 5 VIP Latrines, each with a water tank (rain harvest), well-furnished changing room for girls, and provision of

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-08-10

Leap forward to end child marriage in Uganda

SCOEN-Uganda supports new legislation to help eradicate child marriage in Uganda within a generation 7 million child brides Child marriage affects 70 million girls in the world and Uganda have child brides. The model law has been developed in response to this high prevalence of child marriage in Africa, which is largely driven by high

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-08-10

Investing in girls now will pay dividends in the future

Why is it that we still need to talk about women’s economic empowerment in 2017? Once you peel back the layers of data and statistics, you get to the bottom of the issue. It’s raw, and most people don’t want to hear it, but it’s at the root of all: girls are less valued than

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-06-20

16 steps to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence

An estimated 246 million girls and boys are harassed and abused in and around school every year. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) can take the form of psychological, physical and sexual violence against boys and girls in, around and on the way to and from school. SRGBV is a grave violation of human rights and impedes

Lessons learned: how to set up a village savings and loan association

After setting up a successful savings group pilot in the Arapai Sub County, Soroti, SCOEN share tips for other NGOs starting a VSLA After it generated more than an average 40% return on investment for savers, showed evidence of benefits for women and reducing tension between ethnic groups, we are scaling up our pilot village

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-06-20

Child mother testimony moves leaders to tears

In short A testimony of a 15 year old child-mother moved leaders to tears as she narrated her ordeal during the launch of End child marriage€ campaign in Amuria yesterday. Uganda is among the 15 worst African countries with high numbers of child brides. An inter-agency report released in March last year says 46% of

Violence in school affects learning for both girls and boys

While boys and girls can be both victims and perpetrators of SRGBV, girls are often at greater risk of sexual violence, whilst boys are often more exposed to corporal punishment and bullying. Teachers and school staff -important partners addressing SRGBV – can also be perpetrators, in some cases acting with impunity. Poorly enforced legislation, inadequate

Women Demand Police Action on Alleged Kidnappings

A group of activists marched on the Ugandan police headquarters Tuesday, protesting what they see as a lack of police response to recent kidnappings and killings. Donning black T-shirts, the participants chanted, carried banners reading “Women’s Lives Matter,” and used saucepans and small drums to call attention to their demonstration. But as they approached police

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-03-15

Call for the Resignation of MP Domestic Violence

Onesmus Twinamasiko, a member of Uganda’s parliament, sparked national outrage by stating in a television interview that men should beat their wives. Twinamasiko was being interviewed on local television network NTV in response to the Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni admonition in a speech marking the International Women’s Day observances on March 8. Museveni said in

  • Posted by: scoen
  • 2018-03-05

Uganda declares ending HIV/AIDS by 2030

Uganda has adopted a Political Declaration by the United Nations General Assembly, to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Uganda was one of the member states at the United Nations General Assembly high level meeting on ending AIDS in New York, United States of America, that

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