Back ground of the organization.
According to simple research survey findings that were conducted in may –June 2005 by Rwenzori conservation and mountaineering association in collaboration with national community of women living with HIV/AIDS. the research analysis found out that people living in and around the protected areas of Rwenzori mountains national park and queen Elizabeth national park are inherently very poor because their lands have been grabbed leaving the people homeless, landless therefore their survival deeply depends on the fishing from lake Georg and Edward, charcoal burning from mountain forestry as a source of income and hunting wild animals in this two national parks living most of their lives in prisons claiming their death and women end up being widows, orphans, child headed families among other related problems. As a result they have been high level of illiteracy, malnutrition, ignorance and poverty leading to the life of women being difficult, complicated.
From the above simple research survey findings in may 2007 we decided to begin an group in the names of mubale umoja women trust.[MUWOT]. With the main objective of addressing the challenge affecting the women, since the women were the most at risk by building the capacity of communities living in and around these national parks.
To encourage the understanding and respect of women’s rights, participate in community development and ensure sexual reproductive health.
Situation of the rural mountainous women in kasese along the Rwenzori Mountain slopes.
Kasese district is one of the districts in western Uganda neighboring Democratic republic of Congo and is mountainous. This area has been hit by strange diseases. HIV/AIDS prevalence rate is at 12% compared to the national prevalence which is at 6%. The maternal mortality rate at 438 per 100.000live births and infant mortality rate of about 78per 1000live births are un acceptable too high. Health services delivery is constrained by the mountainous terrain that renders most rural areas remote an accessible, hence remaining un attractive to the health workers who therefore shy away from working in the health facilities situated deep in the mountains and far this reason is coupled with poor roads network, lack of quarters and poor equipped maternity units that force delivering mothers resort to traditional birth attendants [TBA’S] and therefore promoting the sorrowful, isolated and misery state of obstetric fistula and civic cancer among the women.
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