Why do we celebrate Women’s day?

Every international women’s day, this very question is asked. From children as young as 5 years to adults as old ...
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Women as torture victims

Torture refers to action or practice of inflicting severe pain on someone as a punishment or in order to force ...
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ACFODE signs five year project contract with We Effect East Africa

On the 27th March 2018, ACFODE joined nine We Effect partner organizations and cooperatives from different regions in Uganda for ...
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The concept of leadership

Naturally, women are leaders at home but few people recognize this. Having the house organized is domestic leadership. Learning personal ...
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Network Building

In quarter one 2018, ACFODE developed a chain of mutually beneficial relations through a cable of networks built during different ...
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Media and Advocacy

Broadcast advocacy: As part of our strategy to improve social action for women and girls’ rights, in quarter one, 2018, we ...
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Quarter one,2018 Newsletter |Editor’s Note

Dear reader, Here is a round up of what  has transpired in our sphere since commencement of this year.  We are ...
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Economic capacitation of model couples for improved livelihoods

In our quest to reduce all forms of violence against women, ACFODE employed the strategy of model couples in Kisoro ...
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Preventing intergenerational reproduction of gender inequality: ACFODE empowers Gayaza High School students

Empowerment means different things to different people. However, in basic terms, empowerment is the process of gaining freedom and power ...
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Germany, the country I dreamed of visiting

EIRENE is a non-profit economic, international, peace and development service organization. Every year,Eirene calls out volunteers from different partner organizations ...
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FASI FAS! Make Way for Women’s Leadership!

            It’s finally here. ACFODE has a new baby. Starting October 2017, Action for Development -ACFODE, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer ...
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ACFODE trains senior media practitioners on gender sensitive reporting

Most studies appear to indicate that there is little space and air time allocated to women’s issues. This simply asserts ...
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ACFODE shares research study results on the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act in Teso & Acholi sub region

On a rainy morning of 28th February, 2018, stakeholders, representatives from government ministries, departments and agencies, members of parliament, development ...
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ACFODE enhances the counseling skills of police officers and health workers on SGBV in Kisoro district

Police officers and health workers are usually the first recipients of sexual gender based violence (SGBV) survivors. Therefore as part ...
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Pallisa-Apac women councilors get refresher training on gender budgeting and multi-party politics

Gender equality is a fundamental human right that is recognized by the Ugandan constitution. Therein the constitution, it is specifically ...
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Pallisa women councillors benchmark Mbale’s governance tools & policies.

In a visit aimed at exposing the women councillors to governance techniques in other districts as well as having them ...
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ACFODE-We Effect project beneficiaries thrive under village savings and loan associations groups

  My name is Ms Lilly Omara. I am 56 years old. I am the chairperson of Bed Iworo village savings ...
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Flowers & Frowns

Justice Tibatemwa elected to the international commission of jurists: Following an International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) ballot conducted in December 2017 ...
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Staff in the limelight

Name: Edward Ssentubwe Position: Volunteer in the Public Relations and Communications Department For how long? Two years Chosen by: Sandra Nassali Why: He is hardworking, patient, and tolerant and ...
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Aisu’s story on breaking traditional gender roles

Catherine Aisu, 28 is our woman icon of this week. She joined tight security in 2005 immediately after her O’level ...
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Sustainability is key: ACFODE holds project exit meeting.

Every single mission has a commencement and a close. It is only a vital and prudent necessity that one seals ...
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Youth financial management engagement session.

Financial literacy refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with ...
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Meeting in Mr. Opio Osotto Joseph, the Resident District Commisioner, Moroto District

ACFODE conducts pre-visit to project districts for new intervation.

ACFODE with support from UN Women is implementing a project titled Enhancing Public Awareness and Support for Women’s Political Participation ...
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A trip to Germany.

“We were in a small town Altenkirchen, in a Christian youth academy of teens and adolescents who were occupied by ...
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First time experience in the field.

There is always a first time for everything. First time to eat some foods, first time to meet certain people, ...
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Women councillors from Apac have an exchange visit in Gulu.

Still thinking of the old war rampaged villages with a stench of hatred and pain stinging up your nostrils, guess ...
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Oyam-Amolator district leadership forge new strategies for improving lives of people in their communities.

“An active citizen is one who doesn’t shy away! We do not fold our arms and expect things to fall ...
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Luk-The plight of child mothers in Lango sub-region.

In Lango sub region, particularly Amolatar and Oyam districts, a boy or man who impregnates a girl is required to ...
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Editorial.

Dear readers, Welcome to this edition of The ACFODE Newsletter. I must confess that the journey of writing and compiling this ...
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My internship experience at ACFODE.

This journey all started when I read the articles Action for Development (ACFODE) team publishes through a series of materials ...
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‘Decide Now !’ An exciting youth empowerment & mentor-ship program by ACFODE.

Youth mentoring is the process of matching mentors with young people who need or want a caring, responsible adult in ...
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When men get on board: Oyam men take boldstep in strengthening community participation in local governance and promotion of women & girls’ right.

In an all men’s attendee meeting on Thursday 14th September, community monitors in Oyam District shared findings on the Health ...
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Let’s talk money matters: Village savings & loan associations share tips on financial management.

“Most people cannot progress in life because they lack financial discipline and they allow money to manage them instead of ...
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ACFODE mourns Entebbe-Nansana murders.

Subsequent to the ghastly murders of 25women (both young adults and grownups) in a span of just four months, ACFODE ...
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Who @Acfode is:

Chaotic, Charismatic, Tolerant, Friendly? Respondent Their guess…    CORRECT ANSWER Magdalene Theresa Happy.     Shirley Belinda Faith Sandra Alex Madam Robinah Annet Happy Sandra Belinda Vanessa Sandra Edward Sandra   ...
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Gifted, talented or determined? Shirley May’s star moment.

It was a Wednesday morning in August when I was called by Sylvester Kabombo Coordinator, The Youth and Hip Hop ...
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Employee spotlight.

Name: Theresa Sabano Position: Administrative Assistant Chosen by: Belinda Why: It is the way she does her work. Her desk is very demanding ...
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Staff babies.

ACFODE CHILDREN Ms Rukundo Rebecca, a Programmes Assistant with the Gender & Economic Policy Department (GEP) was blessed with a baby ...
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Staff arrivals & departures.

ARRIVALS Oh yes, we have new staff on board! MAGDALENE NALUMANSI We are much delighted to have on board, Ms. Magdalene Nalumansi, a ...
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Flowers & frowns

Local scene: Anite | Monica FLOWER Hon. Monica Amodngin “Minority or majority views cannot out state the minority view. …we must be politically ...
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Bridging the gap between the young and the old: A KAS-ACFODE initiative.

  Ms. Regina Bafaki, ACFODE Executive Director giving her opening remarks. The much anticipated Youth Intergenerational Dialogue 2017 was received with such ...
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Internship placement has never been better than this: My fun filled learning & sharing experience as an intern with ACFODE.

There are usually a number of thrilling mysteries that come with being a University student. Other than the new diverse ...
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Kiggwa SSS, a remote rural school turned urban: An ACFODE member’s journey of transforming lives & community through education.

Kiggwa SSS, a Government Aided Secondary School in Mityana District, is located in Kiggwa Local Council, Kitongo Parish, Butayunja Sub-county, ...
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Can domestic violence justify divorce?

Justify DIVORCE? Brian Mutebi, one of our scribes for the Arise Magazine tackles this from a religious perspective. Oh, yeah! It ...
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ACFODE capacitates community monitors in Apac and Dokolo districts.

Over the years, ACFODE has had several interventions in Apac and Dokolo aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment ...
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Be the change you want to see -SASA!

Change is a long term and difficult process but possible; people willing to change lives go through a process. It ...
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Counseling outreaches in Kisoro district.

At some point in life, majority of us have been in a situation where you feel there is need to ...
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Strengthening local capacity in prevention of VAW.

While women are battling for equal rights all over the world, the existing power imbalance between women and men renders ...
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Sharing is caring.

A duo of ACFODE staff, Rebecca Rukundo and Sandra Nassali, attended a leadership for change (LFC) training a fortnight ago ...
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ACFODE holds legal sessions at parish level in Kisoro district.

In light of the multifaceted challenges and limitations community members get in attaining justice, Action for Development conducted legal sessions ...
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How LFC, a leadership training has changed my life.

On Sunday, the 28th of May 2017 my colleague Rebecca and I travelled to Uganda Cooperative College, Kigumba for a ...
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Women’s rights and the law: ACFODE conducts training workshops on Women’s rights using the international convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW).

“Defilement, Rape, early and forced marriage, girl child labor, sexual harassment, denial of rights to education, Denial of property rights, ...
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Public expenditure tracking by citizens, an approach to improving accountability mechanisms at local levels.

The 1995 Uganda constitution in a number of sections and articles explicitly details the roles and the powers that citizens ...
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ACFODE commissions community activists against domestic violence in Apac and Dokolo districts.

Violence against Women (VAW) is human rights cross cutting issue and it affects all the poor, rich, educated, illiterate and ...
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Success story of a KAS masters scholarship beneficiary.

The mere mention of 2012 brings a sudden thrill over me and I am immediately filled with a leap of ...
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Empowering women on land and property rights.

Married in 2006 as the second wife to her husband, Amondirwoth Patricia narrates how they (her and her husband) coped ...
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Rakai women leaders’ caucus – An inspiration.

In April last year, ACFODE under the Women’s Democracy Group (WDG) conducted a workshop for newly elected women leaders from ...
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Mentoring of district women caucuses.

The Women’s Democracy Group is a coalition of five civil society organizations in Uganda comprising of Action for development, Center ...
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ACFODE mentors Kabale district women leaders’ caucus.

“Kabale does not usually get such workshops that focus directly on the women legislators. This has reminded us of our ...
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Our Participation in the National Women’s Day Celebrations in Dokolo District

On the 8th of March 2017, ACFODE was in Dokolo Districts to participate in the National Women’s Day Celebrations commemorated ...
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Developing Local Capacity for the Promotion of Women’s Rights

Engaging with Social Actors and Couples who are held in high esteem in their communities has proved to be effective ...
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ACFODE Mentors Political Leaders to Advance Women’s Rights

Engaging men as actors in advancing women’s rights is an approach that ACFODE has embraced over the years. In a ...
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Social actors from Karamoja region ready to champion issues on women land rights

ACFODE Orients Social Actors on Legal/Policy Frame Works on Women Land Rights

Social actors such as cultural, religious, opinion leaders are highly influential in the communities they serve. They make decisions, settle ...
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A participant from Apac District reacts to the discussion during the training.

ACFODE Capacitates Female Aspirants for the Local Council I & II Chairperson-ship Positions

Citizens of Uganda and of voting age will in 2017 go to the polls to elect local council I and ...
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