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Raising Voices is a non-profit organization working toward the prevention of violence against women and children. Our work strives to influence the power dynamics shaping relationships particularly between women and men, girls and boys, and adults and children.

OUR STORY

SASA! is a ground-breaking community mobilization approach developed by Raising Voices for preventing violence against women and HIV.

Sasa! is a Kiswahili word that means now. Now is the time to prevent violence against women and its connection to HIV/AIDS. We all have the power to act!

What does it take to prevent violence against women? For us, SASA! is part of the answer. It is uniquely designed to address a core driver of violence against women and HIV: the imbalance of power between women and men, girls and boys. Documented in a comprehensive and easy-to-use Activist Kit, SASA! inspires and enables communities to rethink and reshape social norms.
What makes SASA! unique?

  • SASA! is about power: SASA! is unique in its focus on unpacking power, both its positive and negative uses, shifting away from the traditional focus on “gender” towards the heart of the problem.
  • SASA! walks communities through a process of change: SASA! evolves step-by-step, avoiding the chronic cycle of awareness-raising.
  • SASA! involves everyone! SASA! engages a critical mass of people across all levels of society in order to create social norm change.
  • SASA! is personal: It is more than just a program or a job. It is a part of us. SASA! helps staff and community members to reflect on their own lives and relationships before trying to influence others.
  • SASA! works! SASA! is helping to create happier, healthier, safer relationships between men and women around the world.

 CONTACT US

16 Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya P. O. Box 6770, Kampala, Uganda.

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