I AM A GIRL
Empowering and Uplifting Women in Eastern Uganda
I AM A GIRL AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Identity
I Am A Girl is a organization based in Mbale, Uganda, focused on the protection and advocacy for young women and girls. IAG trains local partners in the creation of reusable menstruation products in order to equip women with the resources they need to remain in school. Through resource generation and education, IAG fosters a community based in equality and female empowerment.
The mission of IAG is to provide vulnerable girls with tools they need to recognize their worth, care for their menstrual days, and ensure they stay in school and realize their full potential.
WAYS WE HELP
The reusable pad program is our core initiative. We teach girls how to sew their own pads, producing self-reliance and capacity building. The girls are then able to care for their menstrual cycle, allowing them to remain in school. All sessions are taught by a registered nurse.