ACF Uganda: Lessons from Northern Uganda in Addressing Gender Based Violence

Action Against Hunger aims to empower women in Northern Uganda using a two pronged strategy; a) cash transfers, skills training and VSLAs for income generating activities, and b) interventions to prevent violence against women at the household and community level. These interventions combine to become a transformative learning experience for participating individuals and communities. Participants attain positive and sustainable outcomes on livelihoods through the knowledge on protecting economic assets and strategic diversification of productive activities, which can be empowering for women in securing their economic independence and stability.

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