Women continue to be under-represented in political leadership and related electoral processes such as voters, candidates, agents or electoral administrators.
ACFODE works to contribute to increased public awareness, consciousness, and support for women’s right to political participation and gender equality in Uganda.
Gender Based Violence (GBV) in all its forms remains a serious problem in Uganda. 56% of women of the age range 15-49 years have experienced physical violence at least once since age 15. The average Ugandan girl gets married at the age of 17 years.
ACFODE works to ensure that there is mainstreaming of the GBV policy strategies into development plans by the both the government and the different duty bearers.
ACFODE works to ensure that marginalized girls and women enjoy their fundamental human rights and contribute in local governance and democratic processes in their communities.
One of our key interventions is the provision of restorative support to survivors of violence against women (VAW/G) through improved socio economic wellbeing through increased incomes, access to education & health care.
We recognize that harmful socio-cultural practices is a violation of women’s and girls’ rights.
Our debt is to empower local communities to exercise and promote gender-responsive socio-cultural practices through enlightening relevant social actors, rights holders and duty bearers.
Long-lasting empowerment for women calls for a more thoughtful resolve to appreciate and support change among the men who are so integral to women’s lives.
ACFODE strives to foster interdependent and mutually supportive relations that uplift the lives of women and girls.
Action for Development (ACFODE) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) conducted exchange learning visits for the councilors of Kabale district to Kabarole District which is the best performing districts in the western region. The exchange learning visits was to
Appreciating that without specific attention to gender inclusiveness, important segments of society are excluded especially women and youth, from the benefits of access to land and other productive resources, ACFODE with financial support from We Effect rolled out a five-year
Over the years, the numbers of women in political leadership has increased. Despite their population figures and the slight increase of women in political leadership in Uganda, on the whole, women’s representation remains decimal and way behind their male counterparts’
Commenced on 11th to 19th June 2018, the bylaw development workshop took place at sub county level in four sub counties of operation in Kisoro district. These were; Nyakabande (11th to 12th), Busanza (13th to 14th), Kirundo (15th to 16th)
In Lango sub region, specifically in Oyam district, community dialogues on issues affecting women and girls are helping to reduce the high prevalence levels of Sexual Gender Based Violence. Our interventions in this region aim at empowering marginalized girls and