The advice on the global Getting Help page is relevant to anyone, wherever they may live in the world, and each country will have its own NGOs and government departments that can provide help. Since there is a satellite research centre in Uganda, some key agencies in this country are highlighted:
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Raising Voices is a nonprofit organization based in Kampala, Uganda working toward the prevention of violence against women and children. Our work strives to influence the power dynamics shaping relationships between women and men, girls and boys by catalyzing social change in communities, rigorously studying and learning from the work we do, and sharing our experiences to shape the field.
Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET) is an advocacy and lobbying network of national women’s NGOs and individuals, operating in Uganda. It was born out of the East African Women’s Conference held in Kampala in 1993 in preparation for the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995.
The National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU) was founded in the 1960s as the National Council of Women (NCW). It was mandated to coordinate and be a platform for promoting women in political leadership and to advocate for women’s issues and concerns. After the creation of political women’s councils and a Ministry of Gender, NCW was registered under a new name as the National Association of Women’s Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU) in 1993 after a transition of five years.
At CARE, we support women and girls to overcome inequality and fulfil their potential.
In Uganda, and with our colleagues in the Great Lakes region (CARE DRC, CARE Burundi, CARE Rwanda, CARE South Sudan), we work on eradicating Gender Based Violence and helping to build a society where women and girls will no longer suffer from physical, sexual and emotional violence.
Center for Domestic Violence Prevention works with communities, institutions, civil society and the government, to promote the rights of women and girls so as to create safer, healthier, and happier relationships, homes and communities. The work aims to create change in the attitudes, behavior, and practices that perpetuate Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW/G) in Uganda.
Save the Children works with key child rights stakeholders including children, civil society organisations, communities, government and the media, in contributing to the realisation of children’s rights. Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children. Save the Children works to achieve children’s rights, particularly for the poorest and most marginalised, who are most at risk of their rights being denied.
The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) is one of the leading women’s rights organizations in Uganda and the pioneer of legal aid and public legal education in sub-Saharan Africa.
In particular, FIDA(U) seeks to promote human rights standards as estalished in international, regional and national human rights instruments and uses a feminist and rights based approach in order to address the underlying causes of abuse, including patriachy, injustice and exclusion.
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