We have joined Resilient Women’s Organisation (RWO) in creating lasting solutions to dismantle the foundations of gender inequality, teenage pregnancies and poverty in the different communities of Wakiso District.
RWO organised capacity building sessions for its peer educators that were led by our programs coordinator Eunice Amon. The purpose of this training was to broaden the peer educators’ knowledge concerning different SRHR topics, educate the peer educators about the different ways they can use to pass on SRHR information and to improve on their communication strategies especially when passing on SRHR information. The training was also aimed at teaching the peer educator’s how to keep records for the different cases handled in the community.
During the sessions, Ms. Amon was able to elaborately talk about SRHR comprehensive information and preventive behaviour against teenage pregnancies and child marriages. She also organised knowledge sharing sessions with the peer educators who raised fears to discuss sex education, growth and development whenever they reach out to communities.
The RWO team also offered hands-on skills training to the peer educators where the teenage girls and young women were taken through the basics of tailoring and hair dressing. These livelihood trainings were designed to provide life skills to 24 young mothers, 22 in-school girls and 6 young boys. The training will continue for 8 out-of-school young mothers and 31 in school girls.
We are partnering with other likeminded organisations to create lasting solutions to child marriages, gender based violence, teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions among adolescent girls and young women who may not be able to easily access SRH information and services because of the nature of environment they live in (hard-to-reach areas) and the lockdown. We believe that empowerment of these young girls will break the cycle of illiteracy, bad cultural practices and poverty in their lives, families and community.