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.
We are glad that through the #RememberMeToo Compaign we have seen this positive step towards achieving reparations for the survivors of the LRA war @UNHumanRights @OxfaminUganda @refyg https://t.co/Q3Q2Q9JBds
Hon Komakech Lyandro (DP, Gulu) presents a motion for a resolution of Parliament urging Government to support former female abductees (LRA wives) and children born in captivity during the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in Northern Uganda. #PlenaryUg https://t.co/Q4DlbrtMRN
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….
- RT @BlackNoSuga: Sometimes you meet people and wonder where they've been all our lives - @deuce_mercy is those people. She is extremely sma…FIDA_Uganda11 hours ago
- RT @Parliament_Ug: #PlenaryUg The House has passed the #MinimumWageBill, 2015 into law. The Deputy Speaker @JacobOulanyah adjourns the Hou…FIDA_Uganda12 hours ago
- RT @Parliament_Ug: Hon Gonahasa: The minimum wage will increase the quality of life of our people. The purchasing power will increase and o…FIDA_Uganda12 hours ago
- The Much Needed Minimum Wage Bill 2015 has been passed into law. The Bill as passed provides for the determination… https://t.co/5ImbH6qkU8FIDA_Uganda12 hours ago
- RT @cepil_uganda: Hon Oboth Oboth argues that how do we process workers not in trade unions and those not subscribed to working association…FIDA_Uganda12 hours 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’