Through our advocacy program to end gender based stigma, discrimination and violence on women. We combine our programs with efforts to encourage local, national and international leaders to prioritize the protection and inclusion for the well-being and development of women.
In 2017, 98 percent of 1,209 women surveyed in the Voices of women in the dark, from the report, women said that education through skills transfer is important to them. They represent 5 slums developed residential area in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. Women surveyed were between the ages of 18 and 30. Our questions focused on women education, inclusion and safety at society. We saw several differences in perceptions among women in developed areas and those who live in slums, however with also some similarities.
We learned that only 35 percent of all women surveyed think their communities are always inclusive, and in slum areas, 65 percent of women surveyed say it is never inclusive and not safe. Many feel economic insecurity women not being protected from harm, including physical or emotional abuse or violence.
Of women surveyed in well to do families, 78 percent say good education leads to good jobs, while only 28 percent of women in slum areas agree with this statement. Nearly one-third of women in slum areas said they have had to miss good education opportunity due to family work obligations.
Still, most women no matter where they live have hopes and dreams they want to achieve and know that hands on skills education plays a significant role in their lives and others’.
women understand all too well that their path to better and a self-reliant tomorrow, travels through women empowerment, and yet they also understand that community leaders are failing them in their capacity to secure a basic hand on skills education “The results of our Voices of women in the dark survey amplify the real concerns that women have over access to an inclusive and safe society, even as they convey how much they love learning. As they do so often and with such clarity in our engagement with women that it’s up to leaders to enact solutions.