Such capacity building sessions are carried out to provide a platform for shared learning and networking. Participants are enabled to understand their roles as people’s representatives, and engaged one another constructively through experience sharing, while simultaneously learning new information and strategies to address the challenges they are confronted with as female leaders.
Information and knowledge sharing are key areas of work for ACFODE. As a leading national women’s organisation in Uganda, ACFODE has accumulated a significant knowledge capital based on its interventions. This knowledge is considered a public good, which development practitioners from around the globe have access to, use and debate about.
ACFODE participates in events that bring together like-minded individuals, NGOs, and key line government ministries to create, discuss and network for the promotion of women’s issues. I n view of that, the organisation establishes new strategic relationships and partnerships which are used as invaluable sources of information and support in its interventions.
The majority of law enforcers who are supposed to promote justice in homes have challenges in interpreting and implementing respective legal frameworks. To address such gaps, ACFODE conducts a series of training for Local Council 1 (LC) chairpersons on relevant legal framework such as the Domestic Violence Act (DVA).
Violence against Women (VAW) is human rights cross cutting issue and it affects all the poor, rich, educated, illiterate and all culture, black or white. It happens all over the world and in all ages. VAW is caused by a
In April 2016, ACFODE under the Women’s Democracy Group conducted a workshop for the newly elected women leaders from the districts of Rakai, Sembabule and Kalangala. From this workshop, the women leaders formed caucuses in which they would have a
The Women’s Democracy Group is a coalition of five civil society organizations in Uganda comprising of Action for development, Center for Women in Governance, Forum for Women in Democracy, Women’s Democracy Network-Uganda Chapter and Uganda Women’s Network. The coalition was
Due in part of gender responsive legislation, there has been increased access by women to leadership positions both at the local government level through the women’s seat and at the national level through the district woman MP position. Statistics indicate