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.
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
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
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
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….
- A CLV in Napak discussing some of the common vices that have in their community. She shares that for many families… https://t.co/wMfKt61dk7FIDA_Uganda19 hours ago
- The trainer will also take the participants through reporting and documentation as core parts of the work of CLVs… https://t.co/qXDk7EbuqBFIDA_Uganda19 hours ago
- Today the training will be led by the principle probation officer of Napak district who will take the participants… https://t.co/rqSIbpgos2FIDA_Uganda19 hours ago
- The training yesterday focused on dismantling some of the unprogressive stereotypes especially relating to women a… https://t.co/SZkTRtRzvBFIDA_Uganda19 hours ago
- One of the participants in Ngolereit ,Napak shared that land in their region belongs to the women to cultivate but… https://t.co/m3US02CeEvFIDA_Uganda19 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’