Ending sexual violence and harmful practices
We recognise that practices such as early marriage, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and sexual violence are violations of girls’ and boys’ sexual health rights. These often have severe and deep-rooted negative impacts on children’s and young people’s physical and psychological well-being, their sense of self-worth and their successful future development.
SCOEN is dedicated to mobilising parents, community leaders, government authorities and other children and young people to identify, analyse, understand and end the harmful practices and sexual violence children and young people face.
By engaging girls with community and religious leaders including boys and girls, men and women, policy makers and influencers the power of Girls Parliament as a community awareness intervention in ending child marriage will be realised. SCOEN has identified impact pathways included creating opportunities for reflection and helping people shift both attitudes and practices, face-to-face communication with target groups and generating the ability to address issues of concern directly and to re-frame local thinking through:-
- SCOEN has reach 231 adolescent girls and young women in Community Dialogues "Girls’ Parliaments” through which girls engaged with key stakeholders like police and child protection unit, political as community advocacy to end child marriage in the communities at sub county and district level; this involved interactive discussion, exchange and sharing of opinions and experiences on child marriage in a community.
- Conducted and facilitated SRHR/ GBV, mentoring and role modelling for in and out of school girls through debates, poetry and MDD through which we reached about 80 AGYW aged 13-24 years
- Conducted training of trainers of peer educators on Life skills based Comprehensive sexuality education (25 ToTs)
- Conducted peer education on Life skills based Comprehensive sexuality education sessions for girls and boys targeting 1240 boys and girls
- Conducted Training of Trainer (ToT) training for community facilitators to undertake ‘Parents’ Schools’ (42 parents trained as ToTs)
- Conducted monthly radio talk shows
Together we advocate to improve legal frameworks and to ensure they are being effectively implemented. A key element to our approach is to give young people a voice in this process, to involve them – particularly girls – and to empower them to claim their rights to a safer, more fulfilling life.
We want to thank all institutions, person who have generously given financial and technical support to SCOEN!! You have made us reach 14 communities now. Our PROJEC-GIRLS PARLIAMENT TO END CHILD MARRIAGE IN UGANDA is till on!. Our goal is to raise $82,350, sofar raide $1011 to helps us reach out to the communities to prevent and respond to child marriage.
The parliaments will create a platform that promotes critical reflection and allows for questioning of beliefs, myths, and practices in order to realize a change in social norms, accelerating the reduction of child marriage.
just a small donation of $10 will help SCOEN change the community and train Adoloscent Girls and Young Women become change agent.