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Councilor Florence is one of our star beneficiaries of programs that run throughout 2018 and 2019, when we met she was but another vendor making ends meet in the Kampala sun but with the right capacity building in communication lobbying and advocacy and the invaluable mentorship councilor Florence grew leaps and bounds above any and all expectations.
Councilor Florence began her humble journey in the world of leadership in 2020, playing an instrumental role in the inaugural Uganda Women Vendors Manifesto for 2021- 2026, a cause that was very dear to her, this manifesto will act as the driving tool to shape and drive up vendor numbers in leadership at all levels in Uganda. She would go on to “Walk the Talk” by not only contesting for the 2021 general election as a councilor in Naguru IIB parish and against all odds she went on to win the polls.
In June 2021 with the country hit by the deadly Covid 19 pandemic and a lockdown instituted across the whole country, councilor Florence was at the front of the battle, spearheading the provision of much-needed sensitization and tools to combat the deadly disease. She would go on to lobby for sponsorships and scholarships for secondary school-going girls from s1-s5 in her community. Alas, she did not stop there in July 2021 she spearheaded the Nakawa city council to provide necessities like posho, beans, soap, and first aid kits for the elderly community of Naguru ii B parish.
Councilor Aciiro goes on to show how far leaders with the right skills and preparation can impact their communities and maybe even ripple out to the entire country or even the world someday. 

We are so deligthetd to introduce Mrs. Florence Aciro who now goes by the popular title Lord Councillor Aciro.Florence is one of our most committed beneficairies ,having graduated from our flagship trainning with vendors of kampala city ,that is proving to be a bigger success with every year that passes ,Florence was admitted into the BEYOND 2016 program which enhanced women political opportunities in mainstream through political parties ,after months of trainning florence has acheived her life long dream of being a councillor of Naguru 2 B parish .

Since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease around the world, World AIDS Day,

We take a moment to convey our deepest gratitude to community health workers, nurses, doctors, scientists & everybody involved in the fight against #HIV around the world even in this trying time. Your work is greatly appreciated.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls running from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. initiated in 1991 by the first Women's Global Leadership Institute, Since 1991, more than 6,000 organizations from approximately 187 countries have participated in the campaign.As the world continues to call for robust and decisive action in response to this unprecedented crisis on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In the run up to the 2021 Generation Equality Forum 

 An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. GBV undermines the health and autonomy of survivors and often contributes to a lifetime of negative outcomes, including adverse sexual and reproductive health consequences such as unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The focus for the 2020 Global 16 Days Campaign is to increase efforts to amplify the voices of women workers in the informal economy while continuing to end all forms of GBV in public and private spaces under our 2020 global theme: "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!"

On the last day of training, Ms. Rose Abir who belongs to FDC and a proven determined woman leader confidently shared her purposeful leadership journey in the political space which really inspired the participants.  Rose had dropped out of school when in senior one and was married off. The main two factors that contributed to her determination was her openness with the husband sharing all her planned intentions to join leadership and the utilization of the home area when she was born.  With the support of her father and staying with her local community, greatly contributed to influencing the community members.   She was elected as LCIII at village level, now she is a councillor at Gulu district.  Rose admitted that WLEDE training had made her more determined to pursue further her dream in mainstream leadership.  In the coming General Elections 2021, she is standing to become Women MP for Gulu district.  Besides, she had already gone back to school with the support of her family, to get the required academic credential