Saturday, 22 August 2020

FGM Campaigns

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Umoja Women are known champions for girls and women rights. They have set an explicit example of women empowerment through various means. They stand with all vulnerable women of the society and sensitizing them on their rights and demanding for the same. The women participate in community leadership, own properties and fighting for their socio-economic indepedence. Likewise they channel positive energy to all women in the community and beyond.

With their own academy, it has played a big role in promoting young and vulnerable girls in gaining scholarship and finding opportunity to learn to better their tomorrow.

 Every year they take 20 girls joining Grade 1 for 8yrs primary education scholarship termed P+7. This begun in Year 2017 and ongoing. Likewise a few vulnerable boys are also considered. Today 79 girls and 7 boys are beneficiaries of the scholarship project.

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About Umoja Uaso Women Group

In 1990, 15 women formed and registered the Umoja Uaso Women's Group with the then Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Social Services to address these issues. They started by selling beadwork and other goods. After facing threats from men jealous of their success, the members decided to found a women-only village and reside together.

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