Beatrice Chelangat’s bold fight against FGM earns her national recognition

IAWRT Uganda member receives medal from Ugandan president Museveni on IWD 2022

Beatrice Chelangat received an independence medal as an anti-FGM activist since 1996 from the President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yower Kaguta Museveni during the International Women’s Day commemoration at Kololo Kampala.

Beatrice Chelangat, the founder and Director-General of the REACH, an NGO based in Kapchorwa is one of the women leaders being recognized and received a medal from H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda for her outstanding performance in championing gender equality, women’s rights, equal opportunity for women and girls and abandonment of FGM in Sebei and Karamoja regions for over two decades.

As a result of her work, the region has witnessed a tremendous reduction of FGM including advocating for the law, education of all, and qualitative transformation of our society. The recognition of her efforts is timely and will go a long way in informing good men and women that development comes when we all join hands to condemn and fight injustice.

She is the founder of Sabiny FM radio station in Bukwo district with a focus on women empowerment. She is a woman of a unique character whose dream is to see a society free from all forms of violence and everyone enjoys their fundamental human rights. 

To know more about Chelangat, her work, and this recognition, read the article posted on Sabiny FM 90.3 Ug Facebook account at this link.