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Women Empowerment Helper

Kampala, Uganda

Empowering women through counselling, legal aid and psychosocial support.

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), in its various forms, is endemic in communities around the world, cutting across class, race, age, religion and national boundaries. The impact of sexual and gender-based violence resonates in all areas of health and social programming: survivors of sexual violence experience increased rates of morbidity and mortality, and violence has been shown to exacerbate HIV transmission, among other health conditions (IGWG of USAID, 2006). While girls are the most visible survivors of sexual violence, they are far from being the only ones who suffer from the consequences: children of both sexes constitute the majority of abuse survivors, and adult men and the handicapped are minority groups who are often neglected in research and interventions. There is growing awareness of the links between sexual and gender-based violence, health, human rights and national development in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). However, there are few programmes that simultaneously address the determinants and consequences of SGBV in an integrated and comprehensive manner, with responses being implemented separately by the NGO and public sectors, and by separate line ministries within national governments. In addition to this, few guidelines or frameworks exist to guide policymakers and programme managers in developing and implementing the comprehensive response necessary to address the health and criminal justice consequences of violence, and to reduce the determinants of violent behaviour within communities. Moreover, in most situations, organizations and ministries are undertaking activities without reference to or liaison with other key actors and networks within their country or more widely in the region.

The goal of this program is to offer support and empower women with initiatives like leadership capacity building (like Women leadership academy) and help with family planning.


Activities include:

  • Support to survivors: victims are offered counseling, legal and medical aid, psychosocial support and emergency accommodation
  • Education: awareness of gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS is raised to induce long-term changes in behavior
  • Research and advocacy: information is gathered to fine-tune the organization’s activities and to bring about changes in policy and legislation
  • Economic empowerment of women: through the provision of targeted training, the economic dependency of victims and potential victims is reduced
  • Perpetrator rehabilitation: counseling and resolution services are offered to curb the incidence of sexual violence

We are ready to assist you in the entire process and send you the estimated cost for accommodation and food. We organise for Airport pick up, but you meet the cost.

Free-time activities

There are many things you can do to enjoy your stay in DR.Congo or Uganda , many areas of safaris, volcanoes, lake, beautiful nature

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Hiking
Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level) and French (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
any at from Secondary level level
Required Documents
CV and 2 reference/recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
flexibility, tolerance, motivation, patience
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at PEPA for the people are happy to help you.

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Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$200.00
43 weeks (max. stay)
$200.00
Average fees
$52.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 weeks and 43 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. PEPA for the people will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with PEPA for the people during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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