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.
WAGRAU partners with community leaders and organizations to change SOCIAL and CULTURAL NORMS that discriminate against women and girls.
WAGRAU seeks to inform and INFLUENCE the community’s knowledge and understanding of human rights women are entitled to, UGANDAN LAW, and the important role women have in bringing development and prosperity to UGANDA and Africa as a whole.
Violations of women and girls rights, and the devaluation of their role in society has COSTLY NEGATIVE consequences that multiply the negative impact on society as a whole.
Take GIRL CHILD FORCED MARRIAGE as an example:
AREAS of FOCUS:
Forced Marriage & Child Brides
Access to EDUCATION
Menstruation: Access to PADS, Raising awareness how LACK of menstrual supplies can lead to trading money for PADS for sex, dropping out of school, shaming surrounding menstruation generally.
VIOLENCE against Women & Girls
Women’s Rights to LAND
Women’s Financial Inclusion
Local Government Leaders