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Gender equality takes center stage — but will resources reach the grassroots?

"Funding concerns are particularly acute for those working in remote areas. Resources are scarcer the further one gets from cities and main roads, said Moses Ntenga from the Ugandan NGO Joy for Children, even though child marriage is more common in rural areas. https://www.devex.com/news/gender-equality-takes-center-stage-but-will-resources-reach-the-grassroots-83984

Project Report: Community Based Response in Preventing Violence against Children in Fort Portal Municipality Kabarole District 2009/2010

Joy for Children-Uganda has been implementing a one year project funded by KIOS The Finish NGO Foundation for Human Rights. The project aimed at empowering the community to come up with measures of responding to increasing rates of Violence against children (VAC) 2009/ 2010

How to engage men in the fight for gender equality

Ntenga Moses, executive director, Joy for Children – Uganda, Kampala, Uganda, @nbkmoses "Look at the bigger picture: Poverty, ignorance and lack of options remain the greatest barriers – at least in Uganda – to ending harmful practices such as FGM and child marriage. Education must be accessible in terms of cost and distance to all children as an alternative to child marriage". http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/apr/29/engaging-boys-men-gender-equality

'Wait for the matoke to ripen': encouraging communities to delay early marriage in Uganda

"It’s not a matter of finger-pointing, but of winning hearts and minds first." Ntenga Moses of Joy for Children Uganda, a member of the global Girls Not Brides partnership, describes how poverty and years of conflict have helped to perpetuate high rates of child marriage – and how he is working closely with communities to change attitudes towards girls. http://theelders.org/article/wait-matoke-ripen-encouraging-communities-delay-early-marriage-uganda

Interim Report: Girls Not Brides Empower Project August 2014

Interim report of JFCU report of ending child marriage that uses three pronged approach of education, awareness and economic empowerment of girls tied to keeping in school and delaying marriage.

Girls Not Brides-Uganda Stakeholders Workshop Report On Girls Not Brides Uganda: Stakeholders report on Governmnent of Uganda Commitments to end child marriage

Joy for Children Uganda in Collaboration with World Vision Uganda, the Girls Not Brides (GNB) Uganda Alliance conducted a half day stakeholders Workshop on the 25th September 2014 at the Grand Imperial Hotel, Kampala. The workshop aimed to discuss and agree on strategies to engage the government on fulfilling their commitments made at the girls’ summit held in London on July 22, 2014, as well as plan ways forward for strengthening coordination and cooperation among stakeholders on activities for ending child marriage in Uganda.

Girls Not Brides Empower Project: Activity implementation follow up report

Girls Not Brides Empower is a three year MODEL project supporting girls and families to end child marriage and support girls education. The Project is being implemented Mahyoro and Kibyo Primary School in Karangura Sub County, Kabarole District, Western Uganda.

Girls Not Brides Project Launch

The report contains the activities and speeches made during the launch of Girls Not Brides Empower Project. Girls Not Brides, EMPOWER, which is an innovative, replicable model enacted in response to, THE ELDERS and Girls Not Brides' call for action to address early childhood marriage. JFCU's GNB EMPOWER combines economic empowerment thru the gift of goats to young girls in return for a promise to stay in school, with Children's Clubs that teach sex and health education, to awareness raising and education activities in rural schools.

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