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.
On the 27th March 2018, ACFODE joined nine We Effect partner organizations and cooperatives from different regions in Uganda for a launch of five year project- programmes in Uganda. The programs would run from 2018 to 2022. We Effect is
In our quest to reduce all forms of violence against women, ACFODE employed the strategy of model couples in Kisoro district where both husband and wife are engaged on issues of gender equality, economic empowerment, girl child education as well
Empowerment means different things to different people. However, in basic terms, empowerment is the process of gaining freedom and power to do what you want or to control what happens to you. The process also requires that one is accountable
It’s finally here. ACFODE has a new baby. Starting October 2017, Action for Development -ACFODE, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung KAS- Uganda and with the kind support of UN Women Uganda rolled out
Most studies appear to indicate that there is little space and air time allocated to women’s issues. This simply asserts that the media have failed to give recognition to women’s contribution and concerns and reference to stories on women as