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Golden Women Vision in Uganda

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84 Members

Traditions: African Traditional, Christian Catholic , Christian Protestant , Christian Seventh Day Adventist  See All

Action Area: Environment, Health and Social Services, Indigenous Peoples, Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Poverty Alleviation/Economic Opportunity, Women, Youth

Region: Africa

Label: Purpose & Activities

Golden Women Vision in Uganda is a community-based organization, registered in January 2011. It was formed by the community members and social workers of Muslims, Protestants, Catholics and Seventh Day Adventist communities. They work in a vulnerable area, which is a result of the insurgency in Northern Uganda. The majority of the people have been disturbed and traumatized by violence, and some cannot, up to the present day, forgive each other for the crimes committed during the war. Some people still hold enmity against fellow village mates. Golden Women Vision in Uganda works with women to forget these challenges and to forge a positive and peaceful future for them.

CC members’ aim is to improve the social-economic status of the people who were affected by the Northern Uganda war insurgency. They train the women and girls in income-generating activities such as baking, liquid soap making, pancakes, and paper beads for self-sustenance. They also organize cultural dances for the youth, to help them forget the bad memories of the past and reconstruct for a better future. The dances are also part of their leisure and help them to socialize and appreciate each other. For healing and reconstruction purposes they also undertake visits to hospitals, prisons, homes and schools.

They wish to transform the lives of the Ugandans and other people around the world through physical, practical, spiritual and emotional life skills. They provide counseling to bring back the eroded family relationships and to promote character development in the lives of the people. During the war, some people were ordered by the rebels to direct them to the hideouts of relatives and friends and they were forced to kill their own relatives. CC members facilitate the process of bringing such families together, since they are finding it difficult to forgive and reconcile with each other for the “crimes” they were forced to do against their will. 

Physical, practical, spiritual and emotional life skills and counseling to bring back the eroded relationship in the family.

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Label: Contact Us

Contact:
Director Sylvia Acan

Address:
Real Art P.O Box 540
Gulu
540
Uganda

Phone:
(256) 782 831438

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February 28, 2017 11:46 AM

Burning Abused Alcohol in Gulu District

Golden Women Vision Uganda, together with people of different faiths, joined in a march with the aim of stopping heavy drinking in Gulu District.

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October 16, 2015 7:49 AM

Golden Women Vision Uganda: Why This Project

We started this project with a group of 5 social workers serving 84 beneficiaries: formerly abducted women, and young boys and girls born into captivity.

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September 28, 2015 8:59 AM

Golden Women’s Vision in Uganda

Golden Women’s Vision CC shares their work in Uganda and describes the plight of the communities they serve.

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