Transforming the lives of girls in Kampala
Girls and women in Uganda face many obstacles, including lack of educational opportunities, and high rates of child marriage, gender-based violence and teen pregnancy.
Through their comprehensive programs, GUIU offers trainings and mentorships to help girls gain confidence, as well as vocational and leadership skills. The team also delivers sex education and provides sexual and reproductive health services. In addition, GUIU’s critical work to engage boys and challenge harmful gender norms helps fight gender-based violence.
Photo: One of GUIU’s Adolescent Girls Program participants giving a speech at her school’s graduation ceremony. She spoke of the self-belief and personal empowerment gained over the year-long training program, and her ability to know and love her changing body and take ownership of her decisions. © GUIU