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GIRLS INITIATIVES

GIRIL’S INITIATIVE PROJECT

Healing girl’s initiative actively challenges cultures and attitudes which prevent the Girl Child from receiving their potential in life. In the Busoga community, the challenges are the most common early marriage, child prostitution in various forms, unwanted early pregnancy, and scarce access to sanitary protection during menstruation.

We are working to sensitize the community to the dangers of perceiving the Girl Child as an inferior being. A child who feels like a second-class citizen is more vulnerable to abuse. Our aim is to continue the work with the girls at the orphanage where we are raising awareness of their reproductive rights and their rights to full-time education.

Our methods are creating a real change to the social attitudes and structures which endanger the Girl Child’s reproductive health and social independence. We are already planning to offer the same opportunity to girls outside our centre. We provide workshops and forums in which girls can safely discuss their experiences especially those that stand in the way of their education, their development, and their prospects. Through carefully structured environments like Girl Clubs, the girls can openly express themselves, support each other, actively engage with their communities, and share their concerns. We need to construct a bigger facility (safe house) to accommodate more elder girls who are being sexually molested in the community. Donate to help us realize this.