March 24, 2022

Empowering Key populations through skilling.

This year 2022, AWHSI through the empowerment program has started a community training center in Kasese Municipality-Nyamwamba Division and will soon establish another one in Hima Town council to empower 200 adolescent girls, young women and Key populations with skills in tailoring, hairdressing, and sweater knitting.

“Key populations and AGYW born in extreme poverty and discriminated are likely to be more vulnerable, and unable to attain equitable education, among other consequences.” – Kainembabazi Mackline, Peer Educator Kasese Women’s Health Support Initiative (KWHSI).

We thank AWDF for the support which we hope will reduce the number of early marriages and teenage pregnancies due to access to skills as well as contributing to the fight of VAW.

Focus on reducing social stigma

Social stigma associated with HIV infection and AIDS is a great killer, particularly in Uganda where the principal mode of HIV transmission is through threats exerted to Key populations. Strategies designed to overcome such stigmatization are as important as overall prevention interventions.