Objectives

  • To empower as many health workers as possible with the skills and knowledge to treat survivors with dignity and help provide healing to those who bring cases and inquiries to their attention.
  • To help rehabilitate survivors to full physical and psychological recovery.
  • To provide quick and readily available aid to survivors in as many places as possible.
  • To create awareness of the damage that rape and sexual assault does to those who suffer from this traumatic experience.
Our Mission

Creating deeper understanding of Rape and Sexual Assault.

Vision

Provide a solid structure for the rehabilitation of survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault, morally, legally and medically until they can stand tall again and walk with pride.

Core
Values

Team Work

We believe that team effort achieves much more than individuals can separately, and therefore promote teamwork, utilizing each person’s competences to achieve our overall organizational goals and objectives.

Appreciation of diversity

We appreciate the differences in the social,cultural and political orientation of our beneficiaries and work endlessly to promote mutual understanding, while recognizing the existing differences.

Transparency and openness

We believe in a culture of honesty and encourage survivors to share their story and begin the process of healing.

Confidentiality and respect.

We understand and respect each individual. All information/details shared is highly confidential with intent to protect the survivors.

Did you know?

28% of women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. That means that more than half of Ugandan women have been abused at home, at school, or at work.

Sexual violence, especially against girls, is equally widespread with 77.7% of the primary school children and 82% of the secondary school students experiencing sexual abuse while at school.

The attacks differ: 8% of girls are subjected to defilement, 24% are spoken to in a sexual way, 18% receive marriage proposals, and 25% are fondled/touched in a sexual manner while 29% are made to watch sexual scenes (pornography). Of the female students sampled, 67% of reported to have been sexually abused by a male teacher.

Prevalence of child marriage in Uganda is 40 %. Prevalence of child marriages is highest in northern Uganda estimated at 59%, followed by Western region (58%), Eastern region (52%), East-central (52%), West Nile (50%), Central (41%), Southwest (37%), and lowest in Kampala (21%).

Prevalence of child marriage in Uganda is 40 %. Prevalence of child marriages is highest in northern Uganda estimated at 59%, followed by Western region (58%), Eastern region (52%), East-central (52%), West Nile (50%), Central (41%), Southwest (37%), and lowest in Kampala (21%).

The estimated prevalence of FGM/C among girls and women between 15-49 years of age is 1.4%. Up to 134,000 women are affected.

Up to 25 percent of adolescents aged 15-19 have begun childbearing and 19% of women aged 15-19 years have given birth. Adolescent childbearing is more common in rural than in urban areas (27% versus 19% respectively).