WHAT WE DO

 

Girl Up Initiative Uganda aims to educate and build the autonomy of girls, women, and youth through our holistic education, economic empowerment, and youth engagement programs in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. 

 

We believe that investing in and uplifting youth—especially girls and young women— is the solution to our world's complex issues. 

 
 

WHY

WE DO IT

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Uganda is the youngest country in the world with 78% of the population below the age of 30

60% of the population in Kampala live in informal slum settlements  

64% of women and girls report having experienced gender-based and/or domestic violence

40% of young women and girls in Uganda are married before the age of 18 

Girls and women in Uganda are 2x more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than men

35% of girls and young women drop out of school due to early pregnancy 

OUR

PROGRAMS

 
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ADOLESCENT GIRLS PROGRAM

Boys education

BOY CHAMPIONS PROJECT

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BIG SISTERS NETWORK

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MAZURI DESIGNS HUB

Boys Champions

NI-YETU YOUTH PROGRAM

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BRINGING

VOICES TOGETHER