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Women Empowerment

Yarid's women's empowerment vocational training center creates a space for refugee women to achieve self-sufficiency.

Refugee women are among the most vulnerable in society. They are often victims of rape, torture, grief, and cultural gender constraints. YARID seeks to support women to become self-reliant and facilitate the process of empowerment through education, vocational trainings, sports, sexual gender based violence (SGBV) awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, and hosting women-specific discussion groups.

Vocational trainings are crucial to refugee women living in Kampala. Women attending YARID's tailoring trainings benefit from learning a new technical skill to carry them forward into increased self-sufficiency.

Trainings include: how to use a sewing machine, making clothing from patterns, sewing baby clothes, bags, stuffed animals and much more.

Products For Sale. As YARID'S Social Enterprise, the Women's Center develops products for special order sales. The women make Kitenge clothing tailored to fit, stuffed animal baby toys, backpacks, laptop bags, and purses. If you want to order something specific, let us know and we will make it for you.