Women Rights and Gender Equality
The focus of our interventions is on:
i) promotion of women’s sexual reproductive health rights,
ii) combating gender based violence in private and public spaces,
iii) making women’s unpaid care work more visible,
iv) Access, ownership and control over productive resources.
Addressing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
Dealing with HIV scourge
Making un paid care work visible:
Promoting women’s property and land rights:
Improving the Legal and policy environment
Working with others to influence Policy change
Women meet in Reflection-Action circles regularly over a 15 month period to fill out the time diary tool that tracks their activities. The time diary tool usually a visual representation of women’s un equal work load helps to build up literacy and critical analysis skills among women. It helps women to first recognize the value of their contribution to society in the form of unpaid care work. Second, by analyzing the diaries together in the circles, women can identify the main reasons why they are doing so much more of this work than men. Thirdly, we support women to actively participate in local level, national stakeholder and roundtable policy dialogues to present key asks and demand that community leaders and local government, key ministries take on some of the care provision through public services and a change to economic policies.
Impact of our work:
Our Reach and Impacts at a glance
Researches and knowledge
We build evidence on women rights violations including through collaborative action research with, academic, and other institutions, test case litigation and alternative models to inform advocacy and campaign agendas:
Justice in Conflict: Making transitional justice work for women research examines the efficacy of transitional justice for women: how well transitional justice processes provide justice for women in Northern Uganda, considering the realities of women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts and their experiences of recurrent violence.
Un paid care work: policy scoping study sought to establish: What policy interventions are needed to recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work? The nature of existing programs polices and/or interventions that may have an impact on unpaid care work. The finding revealed that Uganda lacks national policies specifically designed for reducing the burdens of women’s unpaid care work.
Gender Based Violence: The BGV baseline survey was to establish baseline statistics on occurrence, causes and forms of violence frequently experienced by women, the reporting centres/institutions utilized by affected women and girls, the current remedies and capacity of the existing institutions in supporting justice processes for women and girls and level of community awareness on the issues of Gender based violence and justice system at different levels. The study revealed that there is limited accountability and commitment by government agencies [police, health, courts and informal institutions] in preventing, responding, management and monitoring of GBV. The clans and LCs that are easily accessible and most utilized by women are unfortunately biased and in favour of men.
Land Grabbing: A Case study of multinational land grabbing, recent government land gazettes/long term land leases in the districts of Katakwi, Nebbi, Amuru/Nwoya and Masindi/Bulisa. It was a situational analysis on the prevailing concerns of land access and ownership rights among women/girls, that are arising from the current large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, Government institutions, private individuals and multinational companies and how this impacts on the land rights of community members especially women. Obtaining information on how to improve land administration systems and investment in agriculture, so that the land rights and livelihoods of women smallholder farmers and other vulnerable groups are strengthened.
National Male champions quarterly Forum
AAU Women leadership Forum [Bi –annual]
End FGM regional advocacy and resource mobilisation strategy workshop for all 9 countries [Feb 2014]
International Women’s Day [March 8th 2014]
58th commission on the status of women [CSW –March 2014]
Women’s Rights community meeting –to be confirmed
Pan African Feminist Forum [June 2014