Who we are
Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) is a non-profit, non-government organization working with marginalized groups of people, especially rural women and children in Uganda. RHF was established in 2008 as a community based organization and later registered as an NGO with functional governance structures that include a board of five members, a senior management team and staff.
What we do
Initially, the organization started its operations in Jinja district supporting Girls & Women who have been victims of Rape & Sexual Violence, need legal Aid, Health & Care, Increasing agricultural production for household food security and income generation. Currently, RHF operates in the rural poor Jinja & Kamuli of Eastern Uganda focusing on Health & Care and Socio-Economic Empowerment of Girls and Women.
About this blog
We want to use this medium to share and discuss topics that matter to our community so we can reach far and wide in order to actually make a difference. Information is power and responsibility; we believe an informed community is able to take better decisions, we want to provide factual and interesting articles to let people know they are not alone; we want and will help.
“Words seemed to make it visible… speaking, even when it embarrassed me, also slowly freed me from the shame I’d felt. The more I struggled to speak, the less power the rape and its aftermath seemed to have over me.” — Irene Munola
Let us say we are excited to start using different approaches and ways to spread the awareness and the feeling that we have to act, as a community, together.
We want to thank all our brave members, contributors, supporters and volunteers that help us in every way in their hands. Every little action counts a lot. From all us here at RHF thank you all!