ACFODE contributes to increased public awareness, consciousness and support for women’s right to social, economic and political participation. This is done through increasing awareness and laws and policies particularly the DVA, CEDAW, GBV Policy and the Referral Pathway. Specific projects are the “Promoting Equitable, Just and Accountable Conservation in Mount Elgon Conservation Area” supported by the Swedish Foundation for Human Rights that advocates for the respect, protection and fulfilment of the rights of women and girls living around Mt. Elgon National Park in Uganda; the PWACRU project, Protection of Women’s and Children’s Rights in Central and South Western regions and the Stop – prevention of sexual and gender violence in Ugandan refugee settlements and their neighboring communities project in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in Kyegegwa District. Emphasis is placed on girls who have fallen victim to abuse and teenage pregnancies as a result of the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACFODE continues to engage in capacity building, media, community dialogues, and documentation and production IEC materials to promote positive social cultural practices.