COMBATs

I DREAM OF A GENERATION THAT DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

Geoffrey Cherop, 48, is a husband and father of six (6) living in Aloma village, Kaptum sub county Kween district. Trained as a mentor by NAWOU, Geoffrey continues to create more awareness on the adverse effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early/Forced Child Marriage (E/FCM) within his community. For years, he has been an …

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MUKONO YOUTH COUPLE INSPIRING AND EDUCATING COMMUNITY ON GENDER EQUALITY.

Solomon Ssonko and Bridgette Nansubuga, a young couple based in Kiyindi- Buikwe, have lived together like many young couples who cannot negotiate with the predetermined dictates of culture and their significant position in family life. It was typical of Bridgette to carry out most the household duties while Solomon left for his workplace every morning. …

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BRUNO ORYEGIU’S POSITIVE CHANGE TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY.

Men who belong to or participate in organized groups like Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) or Primary Cooperative (PCs) are more sensitive to gender issues or supportive of improved lives of women in their families and community. Bruno Oryegiu, is one of these men in his community. A resident in Leda, Zombo District, Bruno …

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A FATHER’S CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE!

Chelimo was one of “the girls”. “The girls” being those who run away from home, walk for miles through bushes, risk falling prey to warriors or attacks from wild animals to reach ‘safe shelters’ where those at high risk of FGM and consequent early marriage go to find safety. Her father for several years objected …

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