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Communities together

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Building Inclusive
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& Promote Women Rights

Empower, Inspire

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Women Cell groups are the answer where the question is how to create Just, & Equitable communities in Africa.

Inspire Women

We inspire women through our household grouping of women into Cells. The Women Cells groups meet weekly, receive training in life skills like tailoring, hairdressing, craft making, manicure and pedicure skills, catering etc. These women also discuss issues like women’s rights, sexual reproductive health and rights for young women and ways to respond fight Gender-based violence, injustices and discrimination against women in Uganda.

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Make the world a better place for all of us

Our women cell groups are  inclusive of all people irrespective of races, ethnicity, ability, education, ability, sexual orientation, and income. We are committed to the advocacy and awareness of the rights of Persons With Disabilities PWDs in all groups. We carry out special programs and vocational training for PWDs in refugee settlements and their host communities in Uganda.

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We support emerging women and youth farmers through training, access to land, crop varieties and agribusiness programs to improve farming in rural Uganda. We promote health through the integration of agribusiness and public health. Our WCGs carry out environment conservation programs and advocacy in tree planting, clean energy, water management, as a means of addressing climate change. Our women have inspired campaigns to plant a tree at burial ceremonies, include a tree seedling as part of dowry price, and plant a tree every international women's' day celebration.rn

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Make Donation

With your donation you can help us create more inclusive and sustainable communities through our women cells groups across the country. women and youth receive life skills, financial aid, and knowledge that not only helps improve their incomes and livelihood but also inspire them to champion the struggle against SGBV, discrimination and marginalization of women based on their gender in their communities.

Join the community!

Cell Action Network is a community of different women cell groups. We are currently coordinating 1600 cells across the country in 250 villages in rural districts in Uganda. Find out the nearest cell in your home area today. Take action now and write to us.

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Promoting Gender Equality for Sustainable Development

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Discriminatory cultural norms and practices against women are a big hindrance to building inclusive and sustainable communities. Women in most cultures in Uganda can’t own land, take up senior leadership positions as compared to men, women are vulnerable to forced marriage, dowry-related violence, marital rape, and forced pregnancy. Further still crude practices like female genital mutilation continue in Uganda.Under this program area, we aim at positively influencing attitudes and perceptions towards women and create an awareness on the need for more gender equality. CAN partners with schools, institutions of higher education, and local councils to offer training and facilitate workshops, seminars and lectures on Gender equality. Women within our WCGs meet often and share experiences and knowledge on how to promote Gender equality and end SGBV against women.
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Health & rights

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CAN carries out programs that support maternal health and child care and empower women to improve their incomes and livelihood. Through this initiative, the organization intends to improve emergency obstetric care, through setting the foundations for good prenatal care, to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDs and ensure that all women have access to a range of contraceptive options. We carry out SRHRs projects in refugee settlements to end early marriages, access to contraceptives and health education for adolescents, young women and children.

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Women & the environment

Women are key stakeholders in environment conservation programs.CAN empowers women through training and workshops on clean energy, water harvesting and environmental conservation. We have introduced and applied new techniques like the charcoal stoves through our WCGs that help reduce health-rated challenges that arise from the burning of firework while cooking. Our stoves use briquettes made from groundnut shells, charcoal dust and waste cassava as binder cheaper alternative source of fuel to firewood and wood charcoal and do not produce a lot of smoke which consequently reduces women’s exposures to respiratory diseases and illness. The charcoal stoves also reduce on the use of firewood and this lessens the burden on tree cutting in rural areas, decreasing deforestation for firewood, reducing greenhouse gasses emitted through charcoal burning and reusing agricultural waste that is otherwise left to rot in the fields or burnt.

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Women and Children with Disabilities

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We support persons with disabilities especially women and children because they are the most vulnerable and susceptible to discrimination and stigma.Women with disabilities, unlike their male counterparts, are more vulnerable by virtue of their impairment and negative societal attitudes arising from fear, ignorance, fallacies, neglect and lack of awareness. As a result of this more women and children have inadequate access to services, information, healthcare, resources as well as limited participation in the socio-economic development process in Uganda. Our WCGs are committed to outreach programs that empower PWDs with soft skills, like self esteem, confidence and self-acceptance. We also train PWDs in vocational skills and learning to increase their employability. 
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