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AWARE Uganda

Area served: Uganda
Kaabong District
Karamoja
Telephone: +256 772 516 458
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AWARE (Action for women and Awakening in Rural Environment) Uganda is based in Kaabong in the remote region of Karamoja.


Main Focus

  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Health
  • Peace Building
  • Poverty

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AWARE

AWARE (Action for women and Awakening in Rural Environment) Uganda is based in Kaabong in the remote region of Karamoja.

The women and girls of Karamoja traditionally have a very low status.

AWARE Uganda was formed because of the primitive culture, economic hardship and climatic harshness (prolonged drought) prevalent in the region, leading to the breakdown of family and village solidarity.

Issues prevalent in the region include gender-based violence, family neglect, women and human rights abuses, cattle rustling causing high mortality from violence and the destruction of basic infrastructure, highs levels of illiteracy particularly among the Karamojong women.

Rural nomadic migration has resulted in displacement and homelessness and high levels of HIV/AIDS.

AWARE has made a huge impact in Kaabong, increasing food security through the establishment of an orchard and garden, and improving the socio-economic status of women through income-generating projects such as tailoring, poultry and goat-rearing, mini-farms and bee keeping, as well as improving health through HIV awareness programmes.