We create awareness in community members on women’s rights and existing policy frameworks on gender equality.
We empower women and girls to contribute in transforming the society positively and impacting a positive change. Programs and services provided meet the needs and challenges of socially and economically disadvantaged women and girls, and prepares them for personal, career, and economic success.
HAYMHA endeavors to see that all young women and girls, regardless of ethnicity, income level or social status, are nurtured and empowered to reach their fullest potential. We do this by developing and implementing programmes aimed at improving the standards of living of their communities through sustainable use of the environment and the available resources.
We empower women and young girls economically and educationally to enable they participate in development activities, initiate the community to advocate for support and education of girls, to increase enrollment of girls in school, to change the life of poor women and their families through revolving fund provision and empower their households economically. We also equip them with craft skills and provide them with improved high quality seedlings for planting. We do the above through their established women groups in the communities.
Violence against women occurs within their families, or domestic units, or with in any other interpersonal relationship or a community no matter who the perpetrator is ranging from the husband to a stranger or state.
Women are subjected to violence by a minority group of psychotic men. Factors such as; poverty and abuse of drugs including alcohol has led to attacks on and abuse of women. Sometimes Violence against women is an inherent part of maleness, or a natural expression of male sexual urges.
The impact of violence on women varies widely and depends on the nature of the particular incident, the women’s relationship with her abuser, and the context in which it took place. Violence against women typically has physical, psychological, and social consequences on women’s health, on the society, on the perpetrators and on the defendants.
In instances of violence by known men (or women), such as intimate partners, family and kin, or household members, women are faced with difficult decisions on how to proceed in stopping the violence. Woman’s decisions to seek assistance are weighed up against the prospect against one or more of the following fears:
- Fear of losing her children;
- Fear of breaking up the family;
- Fear of sacrificing her economic means of support and finding herself destitute without alternative livelihood options;
- Fear of isolation from kin and neighborhood networks;
- Fear of the lack of accessible sanctuary;
- Fear of legal system that fails to support her and that tolerates violence against women;
- Fear of a criminal justice system that does not effectively challenge violent men;
- Fear of social tolerance of violent behaviour by men;
- Fear of stigmatization by society for her failure to live up to circumscribed ideals of womanhood;
- Fear of losing her home and jeopardizing her right to future housing;
Our approach to end GBV:
We create awareness on women’s rights and existing policy frameworks on gender equality with focus on increasing women’s self-esteem as well as their knowledge. This brings power within women through confidence building.
We build power through skills training and provision of resources. This brings about changes in their lives to meet their own interests, needs and promote women’s ‘power to’ enable them ‘to participate more effectively in the wider process of socio-political development, wrest from society the rights.
This involves developing vocational skills and knowledge for quality life, undergoing leadership trainings, gaining access to economic and social resources, and learning how to use the legal systems to challenge men and to assert their rights.
Reproductive health is not simply the absence of disease but it relates to complete mental, physical and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system and its functions. Women have special health care needs related to their reproductive role. In the health care services they are more often seen as health care providers than people with specific health needs. A number of cultural practices exist in Uganda which can have negative consequences for women’s reproductive health and rights.
We educate and empower socially and economically disadvantaged women and girls to make healthy choices in every aspect of their lives by providing personal growth and development services through one-on-one and group mentoring, workshops and career development programs.
We enable women and communities to advocate for gender equality in development through women inclusion and easy access and ownership to productive resources i.e. health, land, water, information and other social services.
We promote improved nutritional, sanitation and hygiene practices amongst women and household groups.
- GOD CARES WOMEN GROUP BULUBANDI, NAKIGO SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT
- KIWANYI HARAMBEE WOMENS DEVELOPMENT GROUP, NAWANDALA SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT.
- HARAMBEE GEMAKUMWINO WOMENS FARMERS KIWANYI, NAWANDALA SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT
- WINNERS NEVER QUIT WOMENS GROUP, IGANGA CENTRAL DIVISION, IGANGA DISTRICT
- SUTUKA TUTAMBULE HARAMBEE WOMEN’S GROUP, CENTRAL DIVISION, IGANGA DISTRICT
- WOMEN WITH A VISION GROUP, NAMUTUMBA TOWN COUNCIL, NAMUTUMBA DISTRICT
- HARAMBEE GALIKWOLEKA WOMEN SAVING GROUP BUKAYE, NAKALAMA SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT
- KYOSIGA WOMEN’S GROUP NAKALAMA SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT
- KISOBOKA HARAMBEE WOMEN’S GROUP, NAKALAMA SUB COUNTY ,IGANGA DISTRICT
- VOICE OF WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIE BUKAYE, NAKALAMA SUB COUNTY, IGANGA DISTRICT
- BULIGHO WOMEN VILLAGE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL DIVISION, IGANGA DISTRICT
- KASOKOSO TWEZIMBE WOMEN’S GROUP, CENTRAL DIVISION, IGANGA DISTRICT
- WOMEN WITH A VISION GROUP, NAMUTUMBA TOWN COUNCIL, NAMUTUMBA DISTRICT.
- COMMITED WOMEN EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE, NAMUTUMBA TOWN COUNCIL, NAMUTUMBA DISTRICT