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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. As a feminist organization, we use 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

Vision

A just and peaceful society where women’s rights are realized and enjoyed in all spheres

Mission

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

Our Values

Equity, gender equality,
Integrity
Independence
Professionalism

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Our Thematic Areas

Enhancing Access to Justice for women

Advancing gender responsive governance and women's effective participation in public life

Promote social-Economic Rights and Justice for women

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Lets join hands and end Women's rights violation and Children's rights abuse.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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2018
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2018
International Day of the Girl Child
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International Women’s day
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A CLV in Napak discussing some of the common vices that have in their community. She shares that for many families will usually find a young girl of about 14 they refer to as -Nakichologo to cater to the needs of older men.These girls are sometimes defiled by these men. @UN_Women https://t.co/5bVk1SpVdQ FIDA_Uganda photo

The trainer will also take the participants through reporting and documentation as core parts of the work of CLVs and cultural leaders. @DPUganda @UN_Women @unwomenuganda @unwomenafrica @elayzabeth @Mak_SWGS

Today the training will be led by the principle probation officer of Napak district who will take the participants through basic Tenants of Human rights & gender, the karamoja cultural principles ,Gender based violence & children in contact with the law. @unwomenuganda @DPUganda

The training yesterday focused on dismantling some of the unprogressive stereotypes especially relating to women and property, women & their SRHR and children. @elayzabeth @unwomenuganda @DPUganda @DorahMafabi @namankati @UN_Women @lugya_ahmed @BrendaAtwoo

One of the participants in Ngolereit ,Napak shared that land in their region belongs to the women to cultivate but other assets like cattle belong to the men.He shares that women have been discriminated for the longest time that they are unawares that they took can own cattle.

FIDA Uganda is training Community Legal Volunteers and Cultural leaders as one of the mechanisms to bridge the gap between the communities and service providers .These groups are being equipped with basic legal knowledge and skills through there training @UN_Women @unwomenuganda https://t.co/E4vRsHzlxZ FIDA_Uganda photo
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