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 her address, Ms Regina Bafaki – the Executive Director ACFODE stretched that the purpose of the meeting was to learn from each other on how successful councils are run (especially in regard to supporting women so that they can be able to be supported in being leaders), to be able to implement the lessons in the different districts and to network and connect with each other. She also explained why the meeting was in Kabarole, sighting that Kabarole district has had among the best local government leadership, according to the ‘scorecard’ project by the Local Government Authority and ACODE.

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“My name is Sophia Otobi. I am 63 years old and I am a widow with 8 children. I am a resident of Baraboce Cell Atopi parish Apac sub-county in Apac District where I am secretary of Adyeri village savings and loan association (VSLA) group. Adyeri VSLA group is among the eight (8) women’s groups in Apac that was mentored and supported in modern VSLA methodology by ACFODE. Our group was formed in 2014 with 25 women as a farming group, however, the method of savings was very rudimentary as there was no record keeping, no minimum and maximum savings, plus, the group did not have the constitution to guide us in the operation of our business.

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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

‘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
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