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Women Rights Initiative, Uganda Jinja

Jinja, Uganda
Joined March 2020

Women Rights Initiative is based in Jinja District, Uganda, East Africa in Africa. The mission is to empower women and youth to advocate against violence. Human Rights,srhr, leadership capacity 4 wome

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Family, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Women's Rights

An action oriented women’s organization that was founded by three women to respond to the rising challenges on human and women’s rights, capacity building in leadership and governance at grassroot levels.  The main aim is to enhance the capacity of women and support their efforts towards their development and health. The organization has a special interest in the plight of women and youths, as they are Moslems susceptible to psychological,  physical, social and economic vulnerability.

The Objectives are:

1. Advocate against violation of human and women’s rights through education  and dissemination and advocacy.

2. Empower women in leadership, policy and decision making skills through interactive educational trainings

3. Enhancing sexual reproductive health rights through awareness campaigns about cervical cancer,  nutrition, sanitation and menstrual hygiene in schools and communities

4. Empower women’s access to economic resources through skills training and income generating activities.

People Associated With This Organization

Sanyu Diana

Women Rights Initiative, Uganda Jinja
Joined March 2020
Interests: Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
I am the legal officer providing free legal aid services in an organization fighting domestic violence against women. I give legal advice to these women and where necessary I take action to courts of law. I want the network to be sharing with me materials on issues of domestic violence as also interact further in other areas of the law.
Sanyu Diana is the network champion (main point of contact) for Women Rights Initiative, Uganda Jinja.

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