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).
The Constitution of Uganda sets the policy and legal framework for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It recognizes gender equality as a fundamental human rights principle, (Chapter 4); provides for affirmative action to redress imbalances including those based on gender,
Social actors such as cultural, religious, opinion leaders are highly influential in the communities they serve. They make decisions, settle disputes and help people they lead to have a sense of belonging. By virtue of their roles and responsibilities, cultural
Governments and states are the primary duty bearers. The government of Uganda has ratified a number of human rights instruments that promote the participation of women and other marginalised groups in governance of their affairs. In all these commitments, the
Attitudes and practices, both positive and negative are shaped as children grow up. It is for this reason that ACFODE with support from Diakonia implemented the project titled “Strengthening Community Participation in Local Governance and Promotion of Women and Girls’