The HIV/AIDS program aims at reducing rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence, new infections and effects of opportunistic infections among the victims. The organization provides training in positive living, counseling, food, household utensils and clothing to HIV/AIDS affected and infected individuals to improve their living standards.HIV/AIDS high-risk groups of bar attendants, sex workers, people living with HIV/AIDS, children orphaned by HIV, youth and widows who are some the program's targets are usually involved planning, implementation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS projects.

Our unique model called the Barefoot Grannies creates sustainable change in communities where we work through grassroots activism. Through technical support, resource allocation, mentorship, leadership training, and network building, we are building them into exceptional grassroots leaders capable of moving their communities forward. We have worked with grassroots organizations for the past 5 years and achieved amazing results, we are glad to be working with the Barefoot Grannies to build safer communities for girls and women in Northeastern Uganda.

Eradicating FGM

Female Genital Mutilation is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. We are building and strengthening local responses to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation

FGM has no health benefits, and it harms girls and women in many ways. It involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls and women's bodies.

What is Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice causes severe pain and has several immediate and long-term health consequences, including difficulties in childbirth also causing dangers to the child

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We are all Victims

It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death

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Health Complications

Immediate complications can include severe pain, shock, hemorrhage (bleeding), tetanus or sepsis (bacterial infection), urine retention, open sores in the genital region and injury to nearby genital tissue. Long-term consequences can include: recurrent bladder and urinary tract infections, cysts, infertility and an increased risk of childbirth complications and newborn deaths

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Our HIV/AIDS program aims at reducing rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence, new infections and build multi-sector responses against the pandemic. We also work with HIV/AIDS high-risk groups of bar attendants, sex workers, people living with HIV/AIDS, children orphaned by HIV, youth and widows to improve their access to health and Antiretrovial Therapy services.

We are strengthening the capacity of local community initiatives to support and care for people living with HIV /AIDS. We partner with and support networks People Living with HIV/AIDS to offer counseling, material support and improve access to ART services. Our goal is partner with and support 100 networks of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs) by 2020.

Due to the impact of the AIDS epidemic, we developed the HIV/AIDS Collaborative Response Model. Our responses have mainly focused on HIV prevention, advocacy, care and treatment services specifically to women and People Living with HIV/AIDS.

70% of the households we work with don't have access to descent housing and access to clean water sources. We support each family with a complete housing unit that includes a two-roomed house, a pit latrine and a water tank.


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