Raising Voices is a results-oriented organization based in Kampala, Uganda working toward the prevention of violence against women and children. Our work strives to influence the power dynamics shaping relationships between women and men, girls and boys by catalyzing social change in communities, rigorously studying and learning from the work we do, and sharing our experiences to shape the field. Raising Voices works to transform policy mandates and goals into practice in communities in East and Southern Africa and beyond. It is recognized regionally and internationally as a pioneer in preventative approaches with proven capacity for developing creative and practical methodologies and programs.
Since our founding in 1999, we have grown from a small group of committed activists to a team of thirty vibrant staff. Our partners have increased from a few local collaborators to over sixty organizations across the region. As we have grown, our identity as an organization has been shaped by our experiences in violence prevention. At Raising Voices, we strive for meaningful impact, honor passion and rigor, and have fostered a small but dedicated team. We have remained committed to the communities of the Horn, East and Southern Africa, with increasing influence on action and dialogue across the globe.
Over the past twelve years we have cultivated an impassioned form of activism, awakened critical thinking and inspired change in homes, communities, schools, organizations and government. From injecting new ideas to creating the tools for acting on those ideas, our efforts have combined to inspire a new way of being.