Women and girls around the world and Uganda in particular should have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. They should be free from the threat of violence. Thanks to your support, SCOEN's Women's Empowerment programme intends to supports 3000 women across the Uganda. The programme aims to support them to have power and a voice. To recover from violence. To live a life of dignity and opportunity
Globally, 1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime. Women and girls experience widespread discrimination in every aspect of their lives. At school. In society. In politics. At work. Sexual harassment and the threat of violence is a daily reality. This discrimination is wrong. It traps women and girls in poverty. Gender equality means everyone benefits. Not only individuals, but whole communities. Gender equality leads to better education & health. It promotes economic growth for all.
Support women to have a voice, to be able to make informed decisions that affect their lives. Empower women within their homes, communities and beyond. Work with women and men to challenge violence against women. Build confidence/self-esteem to increase knowledge & skills. work towards shared decision making within the household. Shared control of household wealth. Build positive attitudes for gender equality. Challenge negative attitudes. Demand rights and equal participation of women.
Our women's empowerment programmes are based on an approach that works at many levels. Reduces the risk of violence to women and girls. For survivors of violence we provide support, recovery and social change. We also engage men to improve attitudes towards violence against women. The programme will support up to 3000 women to build leadership skills, protect women from violence, work with women and men to change attitudes and increase gender equality in decision making a cross Uganda.