Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA)

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 of this work.

FIDA (U) is a National chapter of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (in spanish Federacion Internacional De Abogadas) formed in 1948 in Latin America.

In particular, FIDA(U) seeks to promote human rights standards as estalished 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 patriachy, 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.

Our Mission

To advance gender equality through the promotion of women's rights.

Our Vision

A just and peaceful society where women's rights are realised and enjoyed in all spheres

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Independence
  • Gender Equality and Non-discrimination
  • our organizational objectives

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    IN 85 DISTRICTS OF UGANDA.

    FIDA is using the Self Actualization Model for Empowerment (SAME) model which embraces a holistic approach reducing the vulnerability and powerlessness of poor women, men and children in the target districts. Through our Integrated Response Against Child Trafficking (IRACT 2) program, we strive to strengthen the responses aimed at the elimination of child trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Uganda.

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    #retirethehoe happening now at the Uganda museum. #pressconference #unitedwomencan
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 8:08pm
    Women economic empowerment in the changing world of work #RetireTheHoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 8:05pm
    Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work #RetireTheHoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:48pm
    Theme:women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work
    #retirethehoe
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    Fida-Uganda added 6 new photos.Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:37pm
    Retire the hoe press conference #retirethehoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:35pm
    "We need more women in power so as to ensure the protection of women's rights. " Eunice Musiime ED AMWA
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    Fida-Uganda added 2 new photos.Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:33pm
    " The need for Enactment of laws that protect the rights of women cannot be emphasised enough. There are gaps in the laws especially when it come to women employed in the horticulture sector. Women at different levels are affected and thus we continue to emphasise that the Marriage and Divorce Bill is enacted so as to ensure the successful retirement of the hoe." Mercy Munduru Senior Advocacy Officer FIDA Uganda. #retirethehoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:21pm
    "We need to improve on the status of women." Oxfam #retirethehoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:20pm
    "Food security and climate change is one area where women invest their energy. Government of Uganda should find ways of dealing with climate change" #retirethehoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:17pm
    Women demand Uganda domesticates and implements International laws I.e the #MAPUTOPROTOCOL #CEDAW #retirethehoe
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:16pm
    Women demand the enactment of the Marriage and Divorce Bill.
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:15pm
    Women demand to reduce women's burden of unpaid care work. Thus reducing poverty and social excludion
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    Fida-UgandaMonday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:14pm
    Women demand to harness the democratic dividend by investing in young women through capacity building , access to entrepreneurship.
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