Date: 10 May 2013
Cat: Education, Girl Child, Women

Women Empowerment                                                                         

Many women die during pregnancy and childbirth, adolescent girls become mothers every year. Women represent nearly two thirds of the Uganda’s illiterate population, very many girls are still out of school in the rural area of Uganda, the completion rates and learning levels of girls are lower than those of boys, Participation of girls in school decreases as they progress through the education system, too many girls are still shut out of school, denying them their fundamental right to education by their parents.

More educated women tend to be healthier, work and earn more income, have fewer children, and provide better health care and education to their children. Girls’ education literally saves millions of lives.

focusing on Women and Girls, there are projects for improving the lives of women and girls and securing their human rights for a better Uganda free of discrimination and towards the end to poverty and hunger.

Heart to heart Foundation believes that empowering women and girls with educational and economic opportunities and securing their health and human rights is one of the best investments we can make for families, communities, and the world. It works with NGO, corporate and government partners to promote gender equality; advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (including family planning); advocate for increased resources and funding for programs and activities benefitting adolescent girls; eliminate gender-based violence; combat climate change; and improve maternal health care using integrated health systems and mobile technology.

Heart to Heart Foundation has designed different challenges, solutions and projects with the vision that All girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Heart to heart foundation is dedicated to reducing childhood mortality from disease, advocating for the rights of women and girls, improving disaster relief, creating a clean energy future.