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HUGs donates 100 AFRIpads Menstrual Kits to GUIU

Helping Uganda’s Girls (HUGs), our latest partner, has donated 100 AFRIpads Menstrual Kits for the girls in our Adolescent Girls Program. The AFRIpads Menstrual Kits are produced locally in Masaka, Uganda and include 4 reusable sanitary pads made to last for 12+ months. They were delivered to our Luzira office earlier this week and our Program Assistant, Gloria remarked that “They look amazing!” Gloria with the AFRIpads shipment This is a huge contribution from HUGs to support our work and mission to ensure that girls have the resources they need, especially during menstruation, to stay in school and excel. At the beginning of this year, when we asked the girls why they wanted to join GUIU m

Joining the Girls Not Brides Network

We are pleased to announce our newest partnership with Girls Not Brides, whose main focus is to end childhood marriage. Girls Not Brides is a partnership made up of over 550 member organizations in 70 countries that are committed to ending child marriage and defend girls' rights to health, education and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Girls Not Brides believes that marriage should not occur between two people until they are both 18 or older (in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child). This minimum age requirement allows both partners the chance to finish their primary education, be children, participate in their communities, and grow in ways to enhance their ca

A Peer-led Outreach Session Story

Participants of the Ni-Yetu outreach session during snack time As part of the on-going Ni-Yetu project led by Plan International Uganda, which we have discussed here and here, in early April the Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) team visited a peer-led outreach session led by a pair of trained peer educators (PE’s) Charlotte and Abel, in the Nakawa Division of Kampala. This was one of fourteen sessions focusing on youth sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender-based violence prevention, social protection, and life skills building. All these are critical pieces to ensuring Ugandan youth become responsible and empowered citizens and leaders in their communities who take ownershi

 
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