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Advocacy Training to Impact Change

As part of the Ni-Yetu Youth Program in partnership with Plan International Uganda, Girl Up Initiative Uganda is increasing its youth advocacy work to foster dialogue and create change. The goal of the advocacy training was to enable youth leaders and district representatives from Kampala to spearhead advocacy efforts for youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and protection. Local and youth leader participants after the Advocacy Training Our latest training was a 2-day training held from May 14-15, led by our Executive Director, Monica Nyiraguhabwa and two members of the Uganda Youth Network (UYONET). 11 Local Council leaders from all five divi

Best of Women Deliver Quotes

The energy during the opening plenary session of the 2016 Women Deliver Conference was high. Women’s activists from around the world had convened to learn from and connect with one another, in light of the ushering in of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and to explore how gender equality will fit into the global 2030 agenda. As I entered the plenary - with seating for the 5,733 attendees - I got a rush of excitement, and a feeling that I was part of a movement much larger than myself. The Women Deliver Conference has after all, been lauded as the "world's largest global conference on the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in the last decade." Photo exhibit- "You are m

Mazuri Designs Opens Online Shop!

Mazuri Designs, the social enterprise brain-child of Girl Up Initiative Uganda founders, has opened its virtual doors on Etsy.com to sell one-of-a-kind African-inspired clothing and accessories. All materials are sourced locally from fabric markets in Kampala, Uganda and are hand-made by our team of trained female seamstresses in our workshop. This is an exciting step for Mazuri Designs as it allows us to reach customers in the US with our colorful and unique products. Mazuri provides hope through design ~ Support our women today through your purchase Mission Behind the Design Mazuri Designs is a design and tailoring social enterprise founded by Girl Up Initiative Uganda to empower young dis

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Awardees!

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Awardees! May 2, 2016 Girl Up Initiative Uganda Thanks to the generosity and support of the Stone Family Foundation, Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) has awarded 10 girls from our 240 cohort with a one-year scholarship. This will enable the selected students to stay in primary school, and also get the Girl Up experience to help secure their futures. Supporting girls' education lies at the heart of Girl Up Initiative Uganda's mission and vision, and so it made sense for us to invest in addressing what we identified as a major barrier to education for many of the girls we are trying to reach - financial constraints. Many of the girls that have been unabl

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