Safeguarding the plight of vulnerable Women and Girls

Today 25 November marks the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, under the global theme: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! it is also International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The campaign will run until 10 December, also the human rights day. 

AYINET over the last decade has worked to rehabilitate war survivors of grave conflicts that have ravaged the nation. The program seeks to address the devastative health, economic and social impacts of war-related violence on Women who have borne an unequivocal portion of the impacts.

The RECOVER program continues to provide reconstructive surgery for victims of fistula and war related injuries, psychosocial support, community and media campaigns to create awareness on the need to address the rampant Gender Based Violence – that is currently escalated by the increasing Covid 19 pandemic. 

Currently the country is engulfed in political, economic and social strife as a result of the ongoing electoral processes amidst the existing Covid 19 pandemic and related restrictive measures for its containment and prevention. Women and girls still continue to be more vulnerable with a correlation to increased cases and instances of sexual and gender based violence. 

With the increasingly excessive numbers of teenage pregnancies, We seek to create awareness and solicit critical will of political, social, cultural leaders and key stakeholders to reconsider the plight of the affected and provide a conducive environment to further their education as opposed to being married off as is mostly dictated by the existing cultural norms and traditions. 

AYINET would like to acknowledge the kind support and contributions from DGF, UBS, UN, the Government of Uganda and partner CSOs toward making peace and justice a reality. .