OUR OBJECTIVES

Leadership Development
To enhance the capacity of leaders in strategic positions, girls and women as champions of gender equality
Policy Advocacy & Research
To influence the formulation and implementation of policies and legislation that promote gender equality
Transformative Social - Cultural Economic
To promote positive social-cultural practices that protect the rights of women and girls


Economic Empowerment
To contribute to the implementation of programmes that economically empower women and girls in Uganda
Institutional Development
To Strengthen ACFODE’s human & program systems, and practices for efficient and effective implementation of her mandate
Mission & Vision
To empower women and influence legislation and policy for gender equality in Uganda.
Vision: A just society where gender equality is a reality


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In order to solicit solutions to these existing challenges, ACFODE in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung –Uganda and South Sudan and with funding from the UN Women Uganda, carried out a three days residential workshop of selected participants from the local government, like minded civil society organizations at the grassroots as well as members of the project team at National level; to discuss and learn on civic education skills for creating awareness on gender and women’s leadership.

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Appreciating that without specific attention to gender inclusiveness, important segments of society are excluded especially women and youth, from the benefits of access to land and other productive resources, ACFODE with financial support from We Effect rolled out a five-year project titled “Enhancing Gender Equality in member-based organisations through Policy Advocacy.” The project aims to enhance capacities of We Effect partners in Uganda to deliver gender responsive services and products to their members (women, men and young people) through capacity building, policy review, learning reflections and peer support, male engagement, strategic engagements and media campaigns.

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According to the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development (MGLSD), Gender based Violence (GBV) undermines the health, dignity, security, mental health and autonomy of its victims, yet it remains hidden in a culture of silence. This largely acceptable practice has far reaching costs including sexual and reproductive health consequences, such as forced and unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, traumatic fistula, and sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Gender Based Violence also leads to loss in productivity and business thus having effects on the household, society and the nation as a whole.

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The objectives of this intervention included; building capacity of relevant stakeholders in lawful by-law development, equipping social actors and sub-county leadership with the knowledge and skills for effective implementation of by-laws including gender-sensitive budgeting, monitoring and moving motions and bills  in addition to generating commitment and develop action plans.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

I tested HIV-positive in 1990 while I was still serving as a soldier in Arua district. It took a while for me to break the news to my wife because I was scared of how she would feel and react. In 1992, I plucked up the courage to inform her about my status. I also encouraged her to take a test. She was so stigmatisedand separated with me. We stayed apart until 1995 when she agreed to go for an HIV test. The result showed she was negative and the doctor advised us on how to live together as a discordant couple. As much as it was difficult for my wife to accept me back with my status, she eventually managed to cope.

February, 02 2019
ACFODE EDITOR

‘I had dropped out of school in July 2015 because my mother, who has raised us as a single mother, could no longer afford to buy me scholastic requirements for school. S he also failed to raise money for me to register for my PLE. My home is far away from school and it became difficult for me to walk to school every day and leave late since I had to revise with my fellow classmates. All these circumstances frustrated me and forced me to drop out of school. I was then influenced to join bad peer groups of other boys and girlswho had also dropped out of school.’Saida narratedthis with tears rolling down her face.

February, 02 2019
ACFODE EDITOR
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