GlobeMed at The George Washington University partners with Set Her Free, a non profit based out of Kampala, Uganda, to empower young women of Uganda to live self-sustaining lives. SHF does this by providing a safe environment, education, and rehabilitation services. Currently, Set Her Free is working on a farm project to teach the community various sustainable practices. Please consider donating to help with this project.
Women all over the world experience gender discrimination in the forms of unequal opportunities, health disparities, and sexual violence as a few examples. In Kampala, Uganda many girls and young women, many of whom are forced to move from rural villages to the city in search of other opportunities due to inability to pay for school, abuse, or a lack of a support system, partake in the sex trade as a means of survival. This gender inequality results in many negative health effects.
Through education and apprenticeships, the young women who participate in Set Her Free's school program learn valuable skills that they may not have had the ability to learn previously. When these women are given access to Set Her Free's tailoring center, they gain skills that give them the ability to work in safer environments and avoid being enslaved in sex trades. The women are provided with stable employment fostering their greater indep. and break the cycle of poverty.
Set Her Free has started Angel House. Angel House provides a stable environment in order to foster and promote health and community development, for the benefit of at-risk young women.