Who we are
The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) is one of the leading women’s rights organizations in Uganda and the pioneer of legal aid and public legal education in sub-Saharan Africa.
Formed in 1974, FIDA-Uganda has an established track record of promoting and defending human rights, with a focus on the rights of women with children as beneficiaries of this work.
In particular, FIDA (U) seeks to promote human rights standards as established in international, regional and national human rights instruments and uses a feminist and rights based approach in order to address the underlying causes of abuse, including patriarchy, injustice and exclusion.
As a feminist organization, FIDA Uganda uses multiple strategies aimed at advancing law and policy reform for the protection of women including advocacy, public interest litigation and various forms of public engagement.
FIDA (U) also supports and monitors the Government of Uganda as the primary duty bearer to fulfil its obligation to protect and promote the human rights of women through establishing/strengthening sustainable and effective legal and structural mechanisms.
In particular, FIDA (U) also monitors the justice systems’ adherence to international human rights standards in delivering justice to women.
FIDA-Uganda has observer status with the Africa Human Rights Commission.
I thank you all for the insightful and progressive notes you shared with us and each other. Hopefully soon, we will see what we are fighting for, come to pass. With those few words, I officially bring this meeting to a close.
- Asp. Ssegiriinya of @PoliceUg
"Do you know the age of your house maid? You could be unknowingly perpetrating #humantrafficking, through the process of how you got your house-help. Many home-owners in Kampala and other major towns are guilty of this heinous crime."
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Our Thematic Areas and Strategic Objectives
Building Capacity of Cultural Institutions Cultural leaders stand up for land rights of vulnerable women in Northern Uganda
Rose Odongo, is a widow from a polygamous marriage living in Northern Uganda. Her husband’s death brought Rose and her two co-wives face to face with trauma again when the husband’s family members sought to evict them and their children from land they had occupied when married, their only source of livelihood. Rose’s pleas for help to clan leaders in protecting her interest failed as clan leaders supported the common cultural practice….
- 53 tweeps followed (thank you!) and 44 unfollowed (goodbye!) me in the past week. Thank you https://t.co/3HEAVCdZc1.FIDA_Uganda5 hours ago
- I thank you all for the insightful and progressive notes you shared with us and each other. Hopefully soon, we will… https://t.co/xwOk4dLE17FIDA_Uganda3 days ago
- "Very often in small communities, like in Lira, families will 'marry off' daughters immediately after school, with… https://t.co/c5e7JUXnUiFIDA_Uganda3 days ago
- "Please do not tire. The things we are fighting for, will take time, because of various reasons. But please do not… https://t.co/vB5MTX0d7vFIDA_Uganda3 days ago
- "Do you know the age of your house maid? You could be unknowingly perpetrating #humantrafficking, through the proce… https://t.co/5aT1KEs9IsFIDA_Uganda3 days ago
Our Operational objective priorities
To diversify and raise our income annually by 30% for greater outreach and effectiveness;
To strengthen systems and processes for effective ﬁnancial management, continuous growth and integrity;
To increase staff diversity, improve rewards and enhance their capacity to effectively deliver on the strategic plan;
To strengthen communication systems and enhance FIDA Uganda’s visibility and advocacy on women’s human rights and gender equality’