So many times, girls and young women encounter several barriers to accessing places where they can safely and freely discuss issues regarding their SRHR.
Yesterday, 11th Sep 2020, we officially launched our Resilient Safe Space in Nalugala village. Together with the local community religious and political leaders, we signed a memorandum of understanding to have this space being managed by the local women leader. We believe with such spaces, adolescents will be in a position to access accurate and evidence-based information that supports them to make informed choices particularly surrounding their bodies and future lives.
During the launch, we handed over three sewing machines and materials, two trainers for MDD and tailoring. We will soon be equipping the room with fun games and SRHR reading materials. We also officially established the Nalugala Resilient SRHR club.
Our Safe spaces operate under four models; Leadership and participation by young people, accurate and reliable SRHR information, women and girls economic empowerment and building trust.