Girls' Forum Uganda

Girls’ Forum Uganda


Girls’ Forum Uganda enables economically vulnerable youths to equitably access educational and skills training to generate income to cater for their own health and development needs in Uganda. As a result of the Covid-19 lockdown and a reduction in public transport, GFU’s service delivery has been affected. The needs of the youth during the pandemic have not been prioritised and young people are experiencing socio-economic challenges, and a lack of access to basic needs such as healthcare, food and education. Many healthcare centres have been forced to close, and the youth-friendly centres that have remained open are not easily accessible to people living in rural areas. GFU is working to support adolescent girls, youth, women and disabled people to get access to healthcare, particularly ART for HIV+ people. They also aim to provide food and educational materials.