Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northern Uganda (SCOEN) programs are delivered through numerous approaches that fall under the four thematic areas of education, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, mentoring and economic empowerment. Cross cutting issues such as gender equality and equity, environment management and disability are integrated in all programs. We are restless in driving change to advance children’s rights and equity for girls and young women by working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. SCOEN strives to advance the rights children and equality for girls, young women now and for generations.
Uganda is the youngest country in the world with 78% of the population below the age of 30.
60% of the population in urban areas live in informal slum settlements.
64% of women and girls report having experienced gender-based and/or domestic violence.
40% of young women and girls in Uganda are married before the age of 18.
Girls and women in Uganda are 2x more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than men.
35% of girls and young women drop out of school due to early pregnancy
Empowering women starts right in our families, workplaces, and neighborhoods.Providing girls with basic education is a simple assurance of giving them greater personal power and independence.
SCOEN seeks to ensure that all children are protected from all forms of exploitation, neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse through effective national and community based child protection systems..
SCOEN programs draw lessons from real life experiences to advocate and support adolescents especially the girls and young women including those with special needs and child mothers in and out of school to enjoy their rights to quality education, health and protection. This prepares the future generation of empowered girls and young women to bravely challenge and dismantle the power structures and dynamics that perpetuate discrimination and abuse.