The average number of children born per woman in Uganda is 5.5, one of the highest rates in the world. Women with low socio-economic status tend to give birth to more children, it’s not uncommon for women in Mpigi to have 10 children or more. Women growing up and living in poverty tend to give birth at a young age and to have more children.
These children will depend on adults without enough resources to take care of them, especially if there’s no father present. The result is more children raised in poverty, living in a tough environment and at risk of exploitation. We focus on Women Empowerment to break this circle that are not only creating immense suffering worldwide, but also an ever increasing amount of people in need of support before our civilization can finally become victorious in the fight against extreme poverty. A fight no generation before ours have had any hope of winning.
With a focus on Women Empowerment in regions of high poverty our support will go to the group most in need of support. Our focus will be towards young girls but also towards women in general, this will in turn benefit all children as their mothers receive our support.
Women Empowerment is an effective way to fight HIV and STDs. All of our campaigns will reduce the number of young girls financially pressured into prostitution. Future projects will give financial and social support to local sex-workers to improve their health and simplify the process of starting with pre-exposure prophylaxis and HIV-medication.
Women Empowerment and economic development are closely intertwined. Economic development has historically decreased gender inequality and inequality is often greater among the poor. Women Empowerment on the other hand has a positive impact on the economy. Empowerment of women causes the global workforce to expand and greatly enhances economic efficiency. When you give women access to resources and education historically occupied by men, the efficiency and economic output from women increase. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimate that if women farmers have the same access as men to productive resources the overall agricultural output in developing countries would increase by 2.5 to 4 percent.
A less obvious benefit from Women Empowerment is the profound effect it has on the climate change. In Project Drawdown, a leading resource for research for climate solution, the education of girls is currently ranked as the 6th most efficient way to fight the climate crisis. ”When levels of education rise (in particular for girls and women), access to reproductive healthcare improves, and women’s political, social and economic empowerment expand, fertility typically falls. Across the world and over time, this impacts population.” – Project Drawdown In this case, fertility rate represents the number of children born per woman.