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WIL Uganda

WIL Uganda

WIL Uganda is a grassroots, community based, female empowerment organisation, based in a rural Ugandan town called Busembatia. Their mission is to empower women and girls with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their own communities. Their vision is for the women and girls of the community to be in positions of leadership, and to act as role models for future generations of girls, whilst encouraging equitable development in Uganda.

In the Teen Voices Programme, they discuss challenges of gender issues that girls face in Uganda and then guide the girls on how to produce news stories about these challenges. These stories are then published online reaching an international audience. They also show the girls how to use social media to share news and advocate for change. Through teaching the girls gender equality, and helping them write articles to raise awareness, the girls gain the knowledge and the confidence of how they can improve gender equality through their own leadership.

The Value of an Education for Young Women in Uganda

When Esereda Kisakye's friend drops out of school, it inspires her to share her story to encourage other girls in Uganda to complete their...

Domestic Violence in Uganda

Gender-based violence is a common problem in Uganda. Kauma Ruth Mercy shares her story about how a man's abuse changes the lives of his...

Ending Early Marriage in Uganda

Unicef estimates that 40% of girls in Uganda are married by the age of 18. This number is too high, and not enough is...

Early Marriage in Uganda

This is the fictional story of Rema and her struggles with early marriage. Early marriage is an issue that affects many girls in Christine...