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Change is possible,

and it comes from the

power in people

Who we are

ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

ActionAid has worked in Uganda since 1982 and currently has a presence with offices and staff in 15 districts. We prioritize works with minority groups like women, children and people living in extreme poverty.

We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

 

Our Mission

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in extreme poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organizations, activists, social movements and their supporters.

 

Our Vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Strategic Goal and Theory of Change. 

Our overarching goal for the period of this strategy is to: Secure increased social justice for people living in extreme poverty and exclusion in the areas where we work in Uganda by 2023. 

Our theory of change explains how we believe this desired long-term change can be achieved and the necessary preconditions for this to happen: 

Social justice, including gender equality and poverty eradication, shall be secured over time when: 

  • People are supported to realize that they have inherent rights to enjoy and the ability to claim these rights from those who hold power in all its dimensions - visible, invisible, or hidden. 
  • People living in poverty and exclusion are supported to organize individually and collectively to demand greater accountability and fulfillment of their rights. 
  • Action for positive and sustainable change is championed and led by women, young people, and others directly affected by injustice. 

Our Approach. 

  • AAIU focuses its interventions on people living in extreme poverty, especially women, youth, and children.  
  • AAIU uses feminist, human-rights-based and participatory principles, and analyses.  
  • AAIU works with partners. 
  • AAIU engages in campaigns and collective action.  
  • AAIU Strengthens interactions with State institutions by undertaking joint actions where necessary and creating mutual learning and accountability spaces with State actors. 
  • AAIU applies a culturally sensitive approach to programming.  

Where we work

In the year 2023, ActionAid International Uganda worked in 32 districts in the Eastern, Northern, West Nile, Central, and some districts in the Mid-Western Regions of Uganda. The operations were in 7 Local Rights Programmes (LRPs) with project extensions to a few districts not directly under the LRPs. 

 

 

 

Climate Justice Solidarity March
Study on Current Youth Unemployment Trends
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Youth Unemployment Trends and Sustainable Livelihood Options to Generate Evidence for Policy Action

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AAIU Country Director, Xavier Ejoyi, gives the opening remarks at the Climate Justice Symposium
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AAIU holds First Climate Justice Symposium

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AAIU staff and partners take to the streets for the solidarity march for climate justice
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CSOs hold Solidarity March for Climate Justice

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Anna Atai at her shop
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Anna Atai's Story: How Anna Became Independent

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16 Days of Black Press Conference
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16 Days of Black: How ActionAid International Uganda Marked 16 Days of Activism

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Mental Health
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Breaking the Silence: A Call for Mental Health interventions in Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

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AAIU staff and partners take to the streets for the solidarity march for climate justice
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CSOs hold Solidarity March for Climate Justice

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AAIU Country Director, Xavier Ejoyi, gives the opening remarks at the Climate Justice Symposium
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AAIU holds First Climate Justice Symposium

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16 Days of Black Press Conference
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16 Days of Black: How ActionAid International Uganda Marked 16 Days of Activism

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CSO staff participate in the Anti-Corruption Marathon
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Anti-Corruption Marathon Rallies Citizens to Fight Corruption

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ActionAid International Uganda (AAIU) launched the National Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Bench Book on 1 December 2023 at the High Court. AAIU produced the SGBV bench book in partnership with the Judiciary, with support from UNFPA and the Austrian Development Agency.
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Sexual and Gender Based Violence Bench Book Launched

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Naima Isa, the Board Liason Officer, AAIU, shares a meal with her host family.
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AAIU Staff and Board Members Under-go Immersion

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Mental Health
Opinion

Breaking the Silence: A Call for Mental Health interventions in Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Uganda

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AAIU Country Director, Xavier Ejoyi, hands of a cash prize at the Anti-Corruption Marathon in Kween.
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Citizens Should Own the Fight Against Corruption

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ICT training in Katakwi
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Digital Inclusion for Women Should be a Priority

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Opinion

Implementation of the Citizens’ actions for greater accountability and improved public service delivery.

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The walk of citizen action
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THE WALK OF CITIZEN ACTION TOWARDS IMPROVED PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY- An internal reflection.

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Young People
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Leadership & Young People

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Anna Atai at her shop
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Anna Atai's Story: How Anna Became Independent

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Akol and her family at their home
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How Joyce's Visit to ActionAid’s GBV Shelter Saved Her from Losing her Land

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Rose infront of her shop in Bukwo District, Uganda
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How Rose Reclaimed Her Land Rights

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ActionAid Reaches out to Student Leaders

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Overcoming extortion from a corrupt traditional justice system.

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Lillian
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Survival after trauma: Lillian's story of healing and living.

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Study on Current Youth Unemployment Trends
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Youth Unemployment Trends and Sustainable Livelihood Options to Generate Evidence for Policy Action

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ActionAid International Uganda General Assembly
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ActionAid International Uganda General Assembly

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Prof. Balunywa, the overall winner of the National Citizens Integrity Awards
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National Citizens Integrity Awards 2023

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Surge
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Contact Us

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Black Monday
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Black Monday Movement

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Pallisa women
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Impactful winds of Change

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