Human Rights Advocacy

Protection of human rights is a continuous process. Human rights are abused both directly and indirectly and AFHI UGANDA shall concern herself with both, especially those that have their bedrock in entrenched systems and cultural practices. There is also limited participation of women in peace- and decision-making processes. Thus, AFHI UGANDA’s programming shall focus on Gender Based Violence (GBV), Domestic violence, child sexual abuse, child trafficking, neglect, peace building, child murder (commonly referred to as child sacrifice) and denial of resources such as land and other property.

Service gaps


  • Harmful cultural practices leading to early marriages and disadvantaging girls.
  • Existence of domestic violence that is justified using archaic traditional practices.
  • Widespread GBV practices and laxity in challenging perpetrators and the practice.
  • Child Abuse including neglect, defilement, trafficking and denial of education and other basic needs.
  • Limited women participation in peace building processes.


  1. To promote elimination of GBV through education and change of attitude among 3,000 people by 2025.
  2. To lobby for the protection of women and children rights in the targeted districts by 2025.
  3. To influence positive policy change for efforts towards enforcement of child protection legal and policy measures at the local governments and community levels by 2025.
  4. To train and support human rights monitors in villages to educate people about human rights and report violations.
  5. Advocate for bye laws against child and domestic violence to protect children, women and enforce existing laws in the local government by 2025.
  6. Strengthen women participation in peace building processes.



  • Human rights education for rights holders and duty bearers
  • Documentation, profiling and follow-up of human rights abuse cases
  • Networking with human rights agencies to address human rights violations
  • Carrying out collective advocacy for key policy reforms
  • Strengthen accountability for human rights abuses and violations.
  • Educate the public on different women and children rights
  • Building the capacity of key stakeholders on advocacy for improved women and children rights protection.
  • Foster accountability by perpetrators for human rights violation
  • Advocate for litigation and prosecution of perpetrators
  • Lobbying local government to enact ordinances and bye-laws to protect women and children rights as well as enforce them.
  • Behavior change communication to the targeted populations through production and dissemination of IEC/ BCC messages.
  • Targeted and evidence-based advocacy by using former perpetrators of violence as change agents.
  • Train of duty bearers on rights and responsibilities.


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