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Our story

Sanyu Centre for Arts and Rights (SARI) is a  not-for-profit that uses ARTs to promote socio-economic empowerment, education, mental health, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and prevention to Sexual and Gender Based Violence among young people in Uganda. Founded in 2019 and formally registered in 2020 as a community based organization (W.CBO/2D/6499), a company limited by guarantee 2021(80020002881796), a Non-Government Organization (INDR155244621NB).  Our passion is driven by the need to address gender-fueled injustices affecting young people, especially girls and young women in our communities including limited access to resources of production, limited opportunities to education, unemployment, mental health challenges, limited access to Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence. SARI uses Artivism, digital platforms and media as tools for empowering young people, especially girls and young women to create positive social change.

 

Our MISSION

Enhance girls and young women’s engagement in socio-economic empowerment, education, mental health, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and prevention to Sexual and Gender Based Violence through ARTs.

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What we stand for- PITCH

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Participation

Through participation, young people have the opportunity to explore their strengths, abilities and use valuable knowledge to create positive social, economic and civic change.

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Inclusion

We foster a culture that provides equal access to opportunities and resources for young people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.

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Transformation

Our work is aimed at enabling positive change among the young people and the society

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Creativity

Creativity is at the core of our work as we explore different ways to use Arts to influence socio-economic empowerment, education, mental, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and  prevention to Sexual and Gender Based Violence redress among young people.

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Humor

We present our work with humor to connect, engage and influence wider audiences across cultures.

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 NETWORKS WE ARE PART OF

  • National Coalition for Human Rights DefendersCoalition/DefendDefenders

  • Catalyst 2030

  • GBV prevention Network

  • Girls Not Brides Network Uganda

  • Coalition for Adolescent Girls (the CAG!)

  • Youth Advocacy and Development Network Uganda

  • Artivist Foundation

  • Act4SDGs

  • Alliance for Feminist Movements