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With Bridges of Hope for a City Girl Child, we can give girls in Kampala, Uganda the tools they need to transform their city, “where women and girls are able to move around freely without the fear of harassment and violence at all times and enjoys what the city has to offer”.

Violence and harassment against girls are common in Kampala, and sometimes turn into assault. Young women and girls are afraid to speak up or report crimes. Girls often take precautions in their daily lives to protect themselves from violence. Like avoiding dark areas, keeping away from certain places (like taxi parks) or carrying something that can be used as a weapon.

It is not only violence/harassment, but also the fear, that impedes girls’ “right to the city”. Unfortunately, acts such sexual harassment are normalized as harmless “eve teasing” yet they contribute to girl’s unsafety. For example 45% of the girls in Kampala reported being sexually harassed using public transport. We are here to amplify the girls voices because they matter.

 

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Information from Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development in 2019 reported that of 18-24year old-girls and women in Ugandan, one in three girls (35%) reported experiencing sexual violence during their childhoods. This included 11% of girls experiencing pressured or forced sex. Of Ugandans ages 13-17 years, one in four girls (25%) reported sexual violence in the past year in 2018.

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Katika Child Africa is empowering women to become entrepreneurs. An initiative to plant eucalyptus trees as a source of future financial independence to improve their lives and those of their families.

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An old grandmother lives with six grandchildren who were abandoned by their mothers due to the lack of child support from fathers. One of her sons (father) was arrested, imprisoned and the other died and she was left with the grand children alone in a rented house

Through Katika Child Africa “Empower Children, Youth and women in Urban Slums” (ECYWUS) project we have tried to respond to the problem of poverty especially among the disadvantaged slum children, youth and women, other problems are school drop outs,  Increased rate of Crimes and  Imprisonment of the bread winners in homes. However KCA can’t do much to solves all the problems in the community because the organisation is also limited by the resources to touch the lives of everyone in the community.

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DID YOU KNOW?

In Uganda, two-thirds of children drop out of school before completing their primary education? The major cause for this is poverty.
Uganda introduced Universal Primary Education (UPE) in 1997 to provide free primary education for children.

About Katika Child Africa

Katika Child Africa is a charity nonprofit, child and youth-centered serving organization based in Uganda seeking to promote and empower wellbeing of young people with specific emphasis on Education &Literacy empowerment, Child protection, Health, Enhancement of gender equality and girl child support, Promotion of youth livelihood, developing leadership and talents among young people.

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