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.
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
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 childRead More!
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 deathRead More!
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 deathsRead More!
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.
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