Know more about our what we are doing to prevent and respond to harmful practices against children and women in Uganda.

Theory of change, Thematic areas & ACTIVITIES

Education

"Education is one of the most powerful tools we can use to change the word." Nelson Mandela

 

We operate through the Ministry of Education and Sports structures and guidelines to promote equal and quality education for boys and girls by directly working with low cost schools, school management, teachers, parents and learners.

 

 

Expected Outputs.

Output 1.1 Capacity of schools built to create a safe learning environment for girls and boys as guided by the Ministry of Education Basic Minimum Standards.

Output 2.1 Schools supported to set up and implement effective school management practices, policies and structures as guided by the Ministry of Education and Sports Basic Minimum Standards.

 

Expected Outcomes

Outcome 1: Increase in the number of girls and boys entering, staying school and completing a full cycle of education.

Outcome 2: Improved school learning environment to promote equal and quality education for boys and girls.

Activity 1:- Sensitizing school structures on the requirements to create a safe learning environment for girls and boys as guided by the minimum Ministry of Education Basic Standards.                                                                           

Activity 2:- Supporting schools to set up Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) facilities                                                                              

Activity 3:- Supporting schools to set up school talking compounds with information promoting improved school learning environment.                                                                                   

Activity 4:- Organizing school debates for learners on quality and equal learning environment for boys and girls.                                                                 

Activity 5:- Supporting child mothers return to school through school fees bursaries and engagement with parents/guardians.

Activity 6:- Distributing learning materials to the needy learners (pupils and students).                         

Activity 7:- Distribution of sanitary materials/packs to at risk girls.                                                                               

Activity 8:- Facilitating mentorship and career guidance for learners.                                                                          

Activity 9:- Organizing annual essay competitions for boys and girls on WASH and nutrition                                                             

Activity 10:- Training school leaders on aspects of School Business Accounting and Financial Management                                        

Activity 11:- Supporting schools to establish governance structures as guided by the Ministry of Education and Sports Minimum Education Standards.

Activity 12:- Training school student leadership bodies on their roles and leadership skills.                               

Activity 13:- Supporting schools to develop and implement child protection policies.  

Activity 14:- Organizing reading support sessions to improve literacy and numeracy skills amongst learners.    

 Activity 15:- Organizing school safety committee dialogues    

Activity 16:- Forming student/pupils support clubs

CHILD PROTECTION ,WOMEN PEACE AND SECURITY

Child marriage, defilement, female genital mutilation are all very harmful practices that children in our community still face denying them equal opportunities to a better future.

We operate through the available laws and policies to ensure that all children and women are protected from violence and are also able to access justice. We have set up a network of community change agents who engage their communities on prevention and response to harmful practices against children and women.

 

Our Expected Outputs

Output 3.1: Improved knowledge, skills and capacity of community structures in the prevention and response to harmful practices against children and women.

Output 4.1 Community supported to establish structures for reporting and referral for cases against harmful practices against children and women.

 

Our Expected Outcomes

Outcome 3: Negative cultural and social gender norms and practices contributing to harmful practices against children and women ended.

Outcome 4: Victims of harmful practices against children and women supported to access justice from legal courts of law.

Activity 1:- Identifying and signing up community change agents to support the prevention and response to harmful practices against children and women such as defilement, gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy and child marriage.                                                                               

Activity 2:- Training community change agents on best practices around prevention and response to harmful practices against children such as defilement, gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy and child marriage.                                                                          

Activity 3:- Expanding women, girl and child friendly structures within the courts and police structures.                                                                     

Activity 4:- Training GBV and Child protection service providers on disclosure and referral for GBV.      

Activity 5:- Organizing community advocacy dialogues on harmful practices against children and women through community dialogues, radio or social media.                                Activity 6:- Sensitizing households, elders, religious leaders, children and youths on negative cultural or social gender norms contributing to harmful practices against children and women.                                                                                                                    

Activity 7:- Sensitizing communities on the laws and policies against violence against women and children.                                                                          

Activity 8:- Engaging with the enforcement and legal system to ensure justice for harmful practices against children and women.   

Activity 9:- Mapping of GBV and Child Protection service providers.                           

Activity 10:- Creating awareness on the available of GBV and Child Protection service providers within the community.           

Activity 11:- Following up and reporting cases of harmful practices against children and women through the referral mechanism and police.                                                    

Activity 12:- Supporting households to process valid birth certificates for their children.                          

Activity 13:- Sensitizing households and communities on the need for a valid birth certificates for their children.    

Activity 14:- Mobilizing communities and district leaders to pass relevant declarations, policies and by laws on prevention and response to harmful practices against children and women.  

LIVELIHOOD AND SOCIOECONOMIC EMPOWEREMENT

Poverty at individual and household level is one of the key contributors to harmful practices against children and women such as child marriage, defilement and gender based violence.

We directly engage with duty bearers, households and organized groups to increase access to resources and opportunities through financial inclusion, digital literacy, income generating projects and entrepreneurships skills.

 

Our Expected Outputs

Output 5.1: Household dialogues conducted to support women and men to balance power relations.

Output 5.2: Capacity of duty bearers including religious and cultural leaders built to ensure women and men access and enjoy their rights

Output 5.3: Platforms for men and boys to discuss issues of women’s rights established

Output 5.4: Women and men are supported in economically empowering initiatives.

 

Our Expected Outcomes

Outcome 5: Women and men empowered to access rights, opportunities and resources.

Activity 1: - Conducting household dialogues on power balance relations between men and women.     

Activity 2: - Training duty bearers to support men and women access and enjoy their rights.

Activity 3: - Training and orienting cultural, opinion, religious leaders and duty bearers to support men and women access and enjoy their rights.

Activity 4: - Conducting men and boys talks on supporting women to realize and enjoy their rights.

Activity 5: - Providing linkages to other government and private sector led programmes like UWEP, youth livelihood programme, loans e.tc  

Activity 6: - Initiating Income Generating Activities (IGAs) for child mothers, women and other disadvantaged groups                                

Activity 7: - Establishing and strengthening disadvantaged groups or women-led SACCOs or Village Savings and Loans Associations.

Activity 8: - Supporting child mothers, women and men to initiate/ strengthen existing economic enterprises.      

Activity 9: - Training women and men on entrepreneurship skills and financial literacy.     

Activity 10: - Providing digital equipment such as radio's, mobile phones and computers for women to facilitate access to empowerment opportunities and social protection platforms.       

 Activity 11: - Training women and men on soft skills necessary for their empowerment.                 

Activity 12: - Digital literacy for men, women and girls to enable them access the existing socioeconomic digital solutions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

CHILD,ADOLESCENT AND MATERNAL HEALTH.

Access to quality and equal health services and information is key to preventing and responding to harmful practices against children and women such as teenage pregnancy, and HIV/AIDs.

 

We directly work with community health centers and households to ensure quality and equal access to child, adolescent and maternal health services and information.

 

Our Expected Outputs

Output 6.1: Community safe spaces providing quality adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health services established.

Output 6.2: Capacity of community personnel to provide quality adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health services and information strengthened.

Output 6.3: Communities access and usage of adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health services and information enhanced.

 

Our Expected Outcomes

Outcome 6: Improved adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health behaviors and practices amongst members of the community.

Activity 1: - Creating and enhancing community safe spaces and centers to provide adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health information and services.   

Activity 2: - Community consultations identify capacity needs of communities, especially women, adolescent girls and people with disabilities, to address barriers to practicing good food, nutrition and WASH practices. (Make documentation of statistics, evidence, facts, and amplifying impact through portraying voices of communities.

Activity 3: - Identifying and mapping model homes with good nutrition and WASH practices.               

Activity 4: - Training peer educators, mothers, teachers, parents/guardians and health service providers on aspects of adolescent sexual & reproductive and child & maternal health services and information.

Activity 5: - Sensitizing adolescents and youth on positive sexual and reproductive health practices and behaviors.

Activity 6: - Dissemination of age appropriate sexual and reproductive information through IEC materials t-shirts, social media, flyers, banners, school talking compounds, radio etc.

Activity 7: - Organizing edutainment drama and music events promoting positive sexual & reproductive health practices and behaviors.

Activity 8: - Mobilizing child mothers to access post and pre-natal services.                                                            

Activity 9: - Distributing and delivering SRHR items such as birth control, ARVs and condoms.

Activity 10: - Establishing community facility linkages for ANC, GBV, TB referrals.                                                                

Activity 11: - Home based care (counselling and PSS) for households of people living with HIV/AIDs                                                     

Activity 12: - Following up of mother baby pairs to complete the emerging infectious diseases (EID) cascade.                                              

Activity 13: - Index client testing (both at house hold and at their workstations through community mobilization and school outreaches.