Empowering Youth & Women

Empowering Youth & Women

The potential for youth, women, and girls to be the drivers of Africa's economy is huge but they, and particularly those from rural communities, are faced with numerous social barriers such as illiteracy, teenage pregnancy, early marriages, high school attrition, high dependency ratio, and socio-cultural prjudices. Significant gender imbalances exist at the individual, household, and community levels. Participation of women in decision-making processes including planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluation is low. Young people are frequently 'othered' in discussions about conflict whereas they can play a very positive role aiding peacebuilding in societies recovering from conflict.  Women and youth are often used as weapons and instruments of war but are seldom involved in making key decisions either due to their lack of economic strength or simply the patriarchal nature of society. Youth that are not gainfully engaged provide cheap energy to fuel armed conflicts while women have often suffered the brunt of violence directly meted against them. ANCHOR contributes to the empowerment of women and youth through:

ANCHOR is invested in equipping underprivileged youth, women, and girls with practical maketable vocational skills to enhance their continuous employment sucess. 


The equality and non-discrimination project seeks to: increase awareness on human rights, gender equality and non-discrimination against women;


The Technical Assistance for Conflict Transformation and Avoidance through Innovation and Commerce (TACTIC) aims to alleviate women unemployment


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Our Vision

A Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Community

Contact Us

T: (+256) 757 535 422

E: info@anchor-africa.org

Our Address

Plot 190
Kigobe Road Ntinda,
P.O. BOX 37041
Kampala Uganda

S5 Box



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