TUKUNDANE: is an independent non-beneficial organisation that aims at promoting awareness on the daily challenges faced by single positive mothers/ women and young girls in Uganda and Africa at large! At the same time young women face an issue of sanitary pads that keep them out of school as Tukundane we also tackling that under our actives.
Females between the age of 15 to 24 years living with HIV are 4 times higher than males of the same age. This according to the Uganda bureau of statistics report 2016. With 1.4 million Ugandans are living with HIV and 52000 new infections every year, Women and Young women are particularly more affected .There are a number of factors that contribute to the higher prevalence of HIV among women. These include cultural barriers, economic constraints and increased negative stereotype towards women.
For young women like Sara 22 year old mother of 2 small children the heavy burden of living with HIV is furthered with job discrimination, community isolation and limited access to stigma free HIV /AIDS care due to ignorance and cultural misconceptions about HIV transmission. Tukundane charity organization was started in 2017 to support women and young women like Rebecca living with HIV in Uganda through skills training for economic empowerment, eradication of HIV/aids stigma specially faced by women through community involvement, through community dialogues and involvement
A generation of young girls and women living free of HIV/AIDS, STIGMA
To be a safe charity space where communities of young girls and women living with HIV+ are supported to tackle everyday barriers to living a full life economically empowered, socially supported and positively contributing to community development.
To support women and young women living with HIV /AIDS in Uganda through:
1: Stigma eradication through community dialogue and involvement.
2: Economic empowerment/skills development