Girls Get Equal in Uganda Q&A
Frequently asked questions and answers to help you understand more about the Girls Get Equal campaign in Uganda.
Girls Get Equal will advance equality for girls and women in Uganda by increasing girls’ and young women’s power, voice and leadership.
In Uganda, the Girls Get Equal campaign will reverse the status quo that leads to the discrimination of girls and young women.
Despite recent progress in the country on girls’ and women’s rights, gender equality is still a distant reality. The position of girls and young women in Uganda still falls short of internationally recognised human rights standards.
Oppressed by a patriarchal society, many girls are still subjected to various forms of discrimination that undermine their freedom and ability to lead in their lives and communities.
Through Girls Get Equal, Plan International Uganda will work alongside girls and young women to prove that they are key stakeholders in development. Together, we will ensure every girl has power over her life and can shape the world around her.
We want a Uganda where girls and young women are equally valued. They should be free to meaningfully participate and lead in decision-making processes that affect their lives. They should be free to live and speak up without threat of violence and harassment. They should also not have to endure the harmful stereotypes forced upon them by artists, storytellers, educators and advertisers who should be working with girls and young women to shape and share diverse stories of girls’ power.
Plan International Uganda will embrace the Girls Get Equal campaign in its programming and influencing work. Our 3-phased approach to the campaign will involve:
Plan International has already launched Girls Get Equal in 8 areas where we work: Kamuli, Tororo, Lira, Adjumani, Yumbe, Arua, Nebbi and in Kampala.