The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) is a feminist, non-governmental organization formed as an association for women lawyers in 1974. It is a member of several human rights, legal aid service providers and NGO networks at the grassroots, national and international levels. It is affiliated with FIDA International and associates with other FIDA chapters. FIDA’s program focus is on access to justice for women; enhancing gender responsive governance; and women’s social economic justice. It uses a feminist and human rights-based approach in program development and implementation. FIDA-Uganda has its headquarters in Kampala and has ten satellite offices around the country.
Enhancing access to justice and legal framework
FIDA-Uganda is implementing a project called ‘Enhancing Access to Justice and Legal Framework Protecting Women Workers in the Horticulture Sector’ in Uganda within the framework of the Women@Work Campaign. The project is aimed at promoting decent work for women through improving access to justice for workers whose rights have been violated and strengthening the policy framework protecting workers. The program approach involves the use of evidence-based advocacy and empowerment of workers to champion their rights and negotiate for better working conditions.