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  • info@acfode.or.ug

Who we are and What we do

  • Ms. Regina Bafaki, Executive Director

    Action for Development (ACFODE) is a National women’s rights organization founded on 19th November 1985 to provide a platform for effective debate and action on women’s rights, empowerment, and gender equality in Uganda. Our vision is ‘A just society where gender equality is a reality and our mission is to empower women, girls and influence legislation and policy for gender equality in Uganda. On behalf of the Action for Development Board of Directors, the staff, the donors, and our many volunteers over the years, I like to thank everyone who has supported us in this journey of empowering women, girls and influencing legislation and policy for gender equality all over Uganda. Action for Development’s programs and activities focus on four main pillars which are; policy advocacy and research, leadership development, trans-formative Social-Cultural Change, and Economic Empowerment.

Background

Action for Development (ACFODE) is a National women’s interest organization, with vast experience in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in Uganda. For the last three decades, ACFODE has been a strong advocate of gender equality, empowerment of women and girls; and the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Strategic Objectives  

  • To influence the formulation and implementation of policies and legislation that promote gender equality  
  • To enhance the capacity of leaders to champion gender equality  
  • To promote positive social-cultural practices that protect the rights of women and girls  
  • To contribute to the effective implementation of programmes that economically empower women and girls in Uganda
  • To strengthen ACFODE’s systems, and practices for efficient and effective implementation of her mandate

 

Organizational Objectives  

  • To increase women’s effective involvement in politics and decision-making through building the leadership capacity of potential female leaders at all levels.  
  • To promote good governance and democracy at national, district and local council levels through democracy monitoring and civic education.  
  • To defend and protect women’s rights through the elimination of gender-based violence and any form of discrimination against women.  
  • To promote formulation and implementation of gender-responsive political, economic and social policies as well as programs. 
  • To build and strengthen the capacity of ACFODE and other like-minded civil society organizations for effective implementation of programs intended to benefit the vulnerable women.  

MISSION

To empower women, girls and influence legislation and policy for gender equality in Uganda

VISION

A just society where gender equality is a reality.