“We need more investment in women’s organizations, better legislation, prosecution of perpetrators, more services for survivors, and training for law enforcement officials” – United Nations 16 year old Akello Barbara showed up at the WAGRAU offices one afternoon desperate, having been kicked out of her family home for becoming pregnant. She was immediately rushed to the […]
An Unplanned Pregnancy in Extreme Poverty
A Story of HOPE: Amoding Esther
Deborah Akello is a force.
If you get her speaking on the subject of marginalized Women and Girls, you’ll feel like pulling up a podium and finding an audience…
These images depict an evening of a teenage mother’s life regardless of if she is married or not. It is a life we are raised to do from childhood and the only difference now is that their babies have to come along because there is nobody to babysit them later on a feeding bottle or […]
As seen in some of the pictures below, we train under various tree shades shifting by the direction of the tree shade. We stay near the road and so all the dust from the passing cars and motorcycles is inhaled by us but most importantly by the babies that are as young as one month […]
The Girls together with staff members take turns fetching water from the stream, digging out an Anti-hill, mixing up the clay with our feet to make bricks for the construction of a study shade.
Young women and their parents/guardians celebrating at our very first graduation that happened in October, 2021.
The Realities of Period Poverty: How Menstruation Deprives Women and Girls the Opportunity to Strive
No woman or girl should be held back by menstrual periods. Availability of sanitary towels and hygienic safe spaces in which to use them, the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma MUST be a given for anyone who menstruates. Yet for many, this is too far from being their reality. The subject of menstruation is […]
Friends, we are more than excited to share with you pictures of our amazing group of young women and girls who for reasons such as cultural discrimination of girl child education, forced marriage, limitations of resources (poverty) are attending a 6-9 months tailoring class so as to be economically independent and self sufficient. The program […]