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Advocacy Leadership – testimonyafrica
  • #Located at Mutungo Biina Road - Kampala Uganda
  • (256) 757-825-042
  • info@testimonyafrica.org Or gilbertolinga01@gmail.com

Advocacy Leadership

Campaign against all forms of stigma, discrimination and Violence against Women

More than half the women in Africa endure stigma, discrimination, abuse and all forms of violence every year. Physical, sexual or emotional abuse, gender based stigma and discrimination, neglect and exploitation.  Testimony Africa is recognized as a leader in the fight against gender based violence towards women.

Our programs address a wide range of women protection issues, including combating the harmful practices of culture perception about women; unnecessary institutionalization; Domestic violence and communities; corporal punishment; and among others. Violence against women dose not only harms women, but it also undermines progress in other areas, including health, development and economic livelihoods of society.

We Advocate at All Levels — from Local, National to Global

Testimony Africa conducts advocacy through our women centered programs we ensure women and girls’ empowerment is central through our efforts to influencing national and foreign policies that emphasizes the economic benefits of investing in and increasing opportunities for women and girls. Testimony Africa knows how education and empowerment of women transforms impoverished communities. As an organization, we believe that when women thrive, everyone wins. In Testimony Africa, women receive intensive leadership and civic engagement training through our various leadership pilot programs.

A new priority infuses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015: To end agenda based Stigma, discrimination and Violence against women has taken a prominent place among the world’s next set of goals for addressing extreme poverty until 2030.

Testimony Africa celebrates the inclusion of end violence against women as priority being a great first step toward respect of human rights. But for the world to achieve a future in which women are not discriminated and free from violence, we must step forward together, civil societies, governments, communities, families and especially women toward that future. Testimony Africa remains committed to calling on world leaders to transform with a high-level, political commitment embodied in the SDGs into real investments in protecting women around the globe: stronger laws and policies and well-supported systems and services that are funded and targeted.

Right to Inclusion in Empowerment

Loy, a 23-year-old single mother from Kitintale, wants to be a fashion designer. Agatha, a 19-year-old teenage girl from Kasokoso slum, had dreams of becoming a lawyer to protect women knows that an empowered and educated woman enables me to be able to achieve my dreams to be a leader.”

At Testimony Africa we work to Influence Decision Makers on the plight of children and women.

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.

Women Leadership Development

Through our women leadership and personal development programs, Testimony Africa provides women with a safe environment where they are able to heal, make friends, learn new skills and gain the confidence and knowledge needed to become catalysts of change and leaders in their communities. In most cases women are extremely vulnerable and still living in unsafe dangerous conditions with women being abused emotionally and physically being wounded by culture setting.

Through our leadership programs, we’re preparing generations of women to be catalysts for change and leaders in their communities.