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WHAT WE DO?
Girls In Red ORGANIZATION (GIRO) stands to address, and change the lives of vulnerable girls and women in all communities of Uganda particularly and world over generally by creating awareness of grievous cultural, traditional, sexual evils, domestic violence and all forms of gender based violence targeting females. GIRLS IN RED ORGANIZATION will therefore seek initiatives and sustainable development solutions which advocate and facilitate lasting change, strengthening development capacity for self-help of such girls/young women, providing economic, providing education to these manipulated, also to seek social opportunities and relief to the girls/women in danger (RED).
WHY “GIRLS IN RED” (GIRO).
Girls compared to boys are in gross danger. Human traffickers, sexual traffickers, human sacrifice practioners, immoral men, have targeted girls. Recent reports in Monitor Papers clearly show a group of 23 girls between 14-15 being deported back from Saudi Arabia, these are survivors of sex trafficking and human modern-day slavery. In our communities, defilement cases of as low as 6 years have been reported, women raped, slaughtered and dumped in sundry places in Mpigi, Wakiso are now a common accepted story by police records. Numerous African countries have reported mysterious deaths of young women seeking green pastures especially in Arab countries, only to be sent back home in coffins and others mimed, missing vital body organs yet some return home ailing and without a penny. Culture and traditions in Africa tend to fan this trend of gender-based manipulations, in many African tribes notably Uganda, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopian, Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) is still a common practice. FMG has left many girls traumatized, others have developed complications in their genitals, Vistula is in some cases is connected to this inhumane tradition. The act of forced marriages to very young girls some of them just around 13years, so innocent have been sold into these forced marriages, at times just for a pot of local brew, or a few goats in the name of dowry. Menstrual cycle is another big thing to these young innocent souls. Many have failed at school because nobody explains to them their body changes. That’s why the word” RED” is here to denote danger needing immediate intervention. Young girls have failed to continue school because of menstrual cycles,
Girls In RED Organization (GIRO) partners with other Partners and Supporters, Non-Profit, Fundraising, and Corporate Partners to support women related Programs. We need more Partners to join in the fight and effort to support the organization projects and to support the development, health & Care, educational and social needs of this vulnerable group, raising money and heightening awareness.
GIRLS IN RED ORGANIZATION (GIRO) was established in 2012 and acts as a center for resources, tools and competencies for Sustainable Community Development, Advocacy, Capacity building, Humanitarian services, cultural values, and peace-building with our special focus on GIRLS and Young Women. In this sense, GIRO therefore acts as a Direct Service, Advocacy and Culturally based non-governmental organization through the following six Pillars; Advocacy, Education, Health Care and Nutrition, and Sustainable Community Economic Development for girls and young adult women.
GIRO mission is to advocate for girl/women rights, alleviate poverty, ignorance and empower poor manipulated marginalized girls and young adult women in urban, rural and slum communities through education, socio-economic programs and sustainable development.
GIRO has a vision of a just society where the dignity, self-esteem and self-determination of every woman/girl are guaranteed for integral human development.
GIRO core values include: Equality, dignity for all, Accountability, Integrity, Excellence, Relational, Empowering, Passionate, Voluntarism, Flexibility, Partnership, transparency and Transformational
GIRO works with the poorest of the poor marginalized girls and women,vulnerable children, discriminated girl children, isolated rural communities in Wakiso, Buyende
Mayuge, Mukono, Buikwe, Kamuli & Luwero Uganda. These are districts where violence against girls/women have been reported to be at its highest.