Women & Girl Empowerment Projects


Volunteers interested in empowering women against gender related issues, IVN  women empowerment project is a good match for you. Although women have great contribution to the African socio-economic development, in Uganda, they still remain among the most vulnerable members of the society. Women face many challenges including; discrimination, low social status, low literacy rates, limited access to education, unequal rights, poverty, and greater risk of HIV/AIDS infection; which is directly attributed to the long-standing patriarchal traditions and extreme poverty.

We work with local partner organizations to promote gender equality, help women overcome difficult circumstances, and empower them to reach their full potential, through five key programs:

  1. Education (literacy) — rights and life skills
  2. Saving and micro-credit through cooperative groups
  3. Income generative skills training— agricultural and non-agricultural products
  4. Women’s health and maternity education
  5. Teaching English language for young women.

IVN’s women empowerment projects offer participants with both valuable life-changing experience and an opportunity to make a difference.

Volunteers in this field are role models and may conduct sensitization trainings on management, finance, and enterprise development, reproductive health, counseling, vocational skills, and self-esteem building; develop savings and micro-credit opportunities; offer free medical services; develop small grant proposals, research for funding agencies and raise funds for local women projects; and help explore possible market for women’s products. Empowering women will not only improve their leadership skills but will also teach them about independence, initiative and self-motivation.

No specific qualifications or previous experience is required to join the NGO Capacity Building Project. However, volunteers with Administration skills or profession are highly preferred. Participants should bring both enthusiasm and humility to their projects. Volunteers are expected to be independent and creative, bring ideas to the table, be respectful to organization leadership and work collaboratively.

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