This project is increasing the respect and recognition of women’s rights by working with women and various organisations across Uganda. It is also creating opportunities for women and strengthening their participation in social, economic and political life.
This project is led by British Council in partnership with Action for Development (ACFODE) and with support from the European Union. The full project name is Action for strengthening Institutions and Communities in Promoting Women's Rights.
The two-year project is using innovative intervention methods with the various stakeholders. These methods include:
- the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) training
- social enterprise and leadership training.
These methods are introducing the stakeholders with the leadership skills required to assist in the promotion of women’s rights.The stakeholders include women councillors, social actors (religious leaders, cultural leaders, school teachers, and police officers) and civil society organisations. It will work across four districts in Northern Uganda and the West Nile regions (Apac, Pader, Nebbi and Oyam).
National and international law
Uganda is making significant development in eliminating discrimination against women and girls at all levels. It has seen the ratification and implementation of a number of national and international gender sensitive laws such as; the 1995 constitution, the Domestic Violence Act, the National gender policy, the Maputo Protocol, and CEDAW among others.