Women and Girls Rights Advocacy Uganda
WAGRAU Educates and Empowers Women and Girls to demand their legal HUMAN RIGHTS, while supporting them with the POWER of pro bono Legal Representation.
PRO-BONO Legal Representation
Marginalized Women and Girls in Uganda cannot afford Legal Representation.
Laws protecting women in Uganda are quite progressive, however rarely are they applied since few can afford it.
WAGRAU provides PRO-BONO representation, consultation and mediation to vulnerable women and girls in Uganda.
Short Term Emergency Safe Housing
Women and Girls in CRISIS in remote villages have nowhere to go to receive protective care and legal advice. WAGRAU provides short term EMERGENCY safe housing, consultation, mediation and if necessary - representation.
In remote villages, ancient cultural and social norms often RULE the local communities including: girl marriage, forced marriage, devaluing the education of girls, theft shame surrounding menstruation, rape and domestic abuse.
WAGRAU conducts outreach workshops and awareness gatherings alongside community leaders to inform the community about Women and Girls’ RIGHTS and Ugandan LAW.
Skills & Business Training
Only 35% of Ugandan girls make it through Primary School and lack BASIC SKILLS to support themselves and their families. The majority of Ugandans live below the international poverty line with income of less than $1.69 per day.
WAGRAU provides women in crisis SKILLS and Business Training.