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Periods shouldn't
stop progress
help us reach 10,000 girls.

Reusable Menstrual Pad

Reusable Menstrual Pads

In the heart of Eastern Uganda, we engage in vital in-school workshops, where girls learn to make reusable menstrual pads. This year, we ‘ve trained over 7,000 girls, ensuring they can manage their menstruation with confidence and focus on their education.


Women's Lending Circles

Joining hands to end gender-based violence, our women's lending circles program uplifts over 50 women entrepreneurs. With focused business and financial literacy training, we ignite a positive ripple effect, fostering inclusive growth.


Gender & Climate Justice

Our Green Team initiative empowers communities by emphasizing environmental conservation, proper recycling, and the hazards of inappropriate waste disposal. Simultaneously, we're enhancing school environments by planting trees that promise a sustainable future and shade for the next generation.

Uganda girls in a school room making pink reusable menstration pads.


Welcome to ACESO — Community Gender Action! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Mbale, Uganda, dedicated to promoting, protecting, and advocating for the rights and wellbeing of girls and women in Uganda.

Founded in 2019, our primary mission is to eradicate period poverty in Eastern Uganda. Through our trained clinical staff, we educate women and girls on proper menstrual hygiene, guide them in creating reusable and sustainable menstrual hygiene products, and actively work to reduce menstruation stigma within the community.

As we've grown, our impact has expanded to address gender inequity through a holistic, community-based approach. Our comprehensive programs focus on economic empowerment, mental health, climate action, education, and healthcare.

Ugandan girls learning in a classroom while laughing and smiling at the teacher.

It's time to
break the cycle
so girls can
bleed with

Join us in making the epidemic of school dropouts
due to menstruation a thing of the past.

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