Ensure equal economic resources
In a world that yearns for positive change, we extended our hand to the Aspire community and asked for help. Our mission? To uncover those fearless initiatives boldly championing towards the goals of UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Gender Equality.
What we discovered was nothing short of extraordinary: women of the Aspire community working with unwavering commitment for all women and girls around the world. They’re all working towards an equal world. Now, it’s your turn..
She UNIT Uganda
She UNIT Uganda was founded by Namusaazi Christine in 2018. It is a registered community-based organization that empowers young marginalised women living in absolute poverty and without formal education to become financially independent.
She UNIT Uganda provides free cosmetology training to young marginalised women living in absolute poverty. Skilled beauticians easily find employment in Uganda.
The training includes the following skills:
In 2010, the United Nationals Girls’ Education Initiative reported that more than 700,000 girls in Uganda between the age of 6 and 12 have never attended school. In addition, around half of the women and girls between the ages of 15 to 24 were illiterate and four in five girls don’t attend high school. As a result, there was an increased rate in early marriages and teenage pregnancies in Uganda, young girls who never went to school or dropped out are at a risk of ending up in extreme poverty and have no access to good reproductive health and rights. Also, they have no equal rights to financial resources and are highly discriminated against in their community, branding them uneducated and illiterate.
We therefore provide free skills training to these women to help improve their living standards, have freedom and self-esteem.
Our project has impacted over 400 young women and girls in Uganda. After receiving training from us, they were able to become gainfully employed – some started their small scale businesses, others were employed in beauty salons and others have engaged in mobile salons and makeup businesses. This has improved these women’s lives, the lives of their family and even their communities.
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