The mentees who have been attending the SAUTI YA SASA young women and youth mentoring programme implemented by Action for Development (ACFODE) have secured important networks for their initiatives. Some of them have in fact submitted proposals and secured partnership for new projects. This is arising from the knowledge and skills in civic engagement and
Irrefutably, women in Uganda today have become more visible in politics and governance largely due to the onset of affirmative action. However, this increased visibility that is manifest in the growing number of female leaders at both local and national level is yet to translate into effective representation in the different fora, which they represent.
Uganda has a population of about 33 million of which 21%(6.5 million) are youth and this is projected to increase to about 7.7 million by 2015.According to the State of the World’s Population Report (2012), Uganda has the World’s Youngest Population, where 78% of the population is below 30 years, while 52% are below 15