Tackling harmful norms and practices through Gender Transformative Approaches Training in Uganda



Sonke Gender Justice, in close collaboration with Rutgers, conducted a Gender Transformative Approaches (GTA) and Advocacy leading to the development of an advocacy strategy for the coalition partners; the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda), the Center for Health, Human Rights, and Development (CEHURD), and Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU).

The training took place in Kampala, Uganda, from July 18th to July 21st, 2022. 

The overall objectives of the sessions were to assess the level of understanding of GTA and advocacy by the Generation G Coalition’s staff implementing the Generation G programme in the selected districts in Uganda and to develop an advocacy strategy for the Gen G Coalition partners to guide advocacy campaigns and all other interventions during the project implementation period.

Despite all the progress made thus far, gender inequality across the spectrum persists in Uganda. As women continues to carry the majority of the caregiving responsibilities and household labour. COVID-19 excecated inequalities and perpetuation of harmful customs that are largely supported by discriminatory gender norms, such as child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), implementing gender transportive strategies is therefore essential.

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