Action for Development (ACFODE) is an indigenous, voluntary, non-governmental women’s organization whose formation was stimulated by the United Nations Third World Conference on Women held in Nairobi in July 1985.

Since inception 25 years ago, ACFODE has been an effective platform of debate and action on issues related to the women’s empowerment in Uganda. This has been done through consolidated advocacy for policy formulation, research, capacity building, coalition building, mobilization and sensitization as her core strategies geared towards enhancing the capacity of Ugandans to champion the women’s cause and gender equality on the national agenda.

As of now, ACFODE is running the following programs in different parts of the country.

  • Advocacy for legislation and policy formulation, and implementation for gender equality in Uganda
  • Prevention of sexualized and gender based violence against women and girls
  • Advocacy for women’s effective participation in politics and decision making
  • Advocacy for good governance and gender accountability at local and national levels
  • Strengthening Institutions (formal & informal) to promote gender responsive social cultures
  • Institutional strengthening of ACFODE and other like-minded organizations
  • Enhancing public awareness and support for women’s political participation and gender equality in five districts of Uganda