Who we work with

Who we work with

  • Who we work with
    ARUWE’s main focus is women headed households, and we have two flagship projects specifically aimed at grandmothers. Due to a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases many grandparents have found themselves raising young grandchildren, along with other orphaned and vulnerable children from their communities. As a result, many of the households we work with are comprised of an older female head, and several young children, sometimes as many as 20.

    Our work is not limited to women: we also support, school children, out-of-school youth and entire communities, and acknowledge the importance of working with all stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable women and children in rural Uganda.

    In 2013/14, ARUWE worked with 1,400 women to improve the food security and income of their households. We helped to bring clean safe water to over 2,300 households and over 540 school children. We also worked with around 2,000 women and school children to raise awareness of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.

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  • Why women?
    Around the world, women face some of the greatest obstacles yet also represent tremendous opportunity for lasting social and economic development. Globally, women face the following challenges:

    »They bear a disproportionate burden of the world’s poverty, representing 70% of the word’s poor.
    »Their ability to have a decent life is limited. They perform 66% of the world’s work and produce 50% of the food but they only earn 10% t of the income and own 1%of the property.
    »Investment in women is inadequate. Recent data shows that only 3.6% of overseas development assistance was earmarked for gender equality (UNIFEM). And for every dollar of development assistance, two cents goes to girls (Girl Effect).
    »Women are particularly vulnerable to violence and exploitation. About 70% of casualties in recent conflicts are women and children (UNIFEM) and the forms of violence they experience include torture, rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution and mutilation (UN).