Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are three times as likely to be HIV+ as their peers who are the same age. Uganda’s recent Violence Against Children (VAC) study showed that 52% of 18-24-year-old young women had experienced sexual abuse before age 18—38% of which occurred in the respondents’ homes. On average, 30% of adolescent girls enrolled in our Uganda programming are also young mothers. Through core DREAMS programming, we have reached 14,000 AGYW with layered economic strengthening and HIV/gender-based violence (GBV) prevention services. Our in- and out-of-school youth programming in Uganda has equipped more than 10,000 adolescents and young women and men with integrated HIV and GBV prevention services. Through an HIV-sensitive case management approach, we have screened more than 14,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) for HIV risk and have referred more than 2,500 children at risk for HIV for follow-up HIV testing services (HTS) support.Support Our Mission
In Uganda, we scale up proven models of care while continuously innovating to aggressively address emerging gaps. Delivering integrated services to more than 15,000 families and over 100,000 children and youth across 38 districts in Uganda, we are closing the gaps in the prevention and response to violence, HIV, and other vulnerabilities facing children and families.