Heal & Empower Sexually Exploited Girls in Uganda

by Zion Project

Summary

Zion Project runs an After-Care Home in Gulu,Uganda for little girls rescued from sexual exploitation/trafficking and a Women's Counseling Center & Employment Program, which offers counseling and jewelry making for women escaping forced prostitution
$17,874
total raised
229
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

In northern Uganda, there are many women & girls who are forced into the sex-industry due to lack of food, jobs, & education. Many are teenagers displaced by a 20-year war where over 30,000 girls were used as child soldiers & sex slaves. Young girls do not attend school but are raped or enter prostitution to survive on the streets. Women sell themselves as their only option to feed their children & the numbers to continue to grow. We currently serve over 100 women & girls.

Solution

Zion Project provides a loving home, food, counseling, education, medical support, tutoring & mentoring for young girls caught in child prostitution & sexual abuse. The Counseling Center offers support groups, parenting classes, ESOL, & employment in jewelry making for women who desire to leave the sex industry

Long-Term Impact

We believe empowering women is key to ending gender based violence, seeing healthy families, raising dignity, ending poverty, & reducing the spread of HIV. As their self-esteem rises, the risks of sexual exploitation and cycles of abuse are lower.

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Organization Information

Zion Project

Location: QUINQUE, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.zionproject.org
Zion Project
Project Leader:
Sarita Hartz
Quinque, VA United States

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