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Joyce Akol

Women's rights

Overlooked, Unpaid and Undervalued.

Women’s work is often overlooked, unpaid and undervalued. Across the world, women and girls work in unsafe conditions, doing precarious jobs and are also at the risk of violence.

Despite significant gains, however, patriarchy, religious and other fundamentals, sexism, unequal   power relations, negative norms and traditional beliefs, all continue to foster inequality and vulnerability and to undermine the realization of women’s rights.  We must challenge the social and cultural norms that lead to women’s vulnerability.

Our objective is to advance girl’s and women’s realization of social economic justice in Uganda. We support and nurture growth of women solidarity movements and networks to build young feminist leaders, and to protect and promote safety of girls and women in public and private spaces.

 

Latest on women's rights

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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How ActionAid International Uganda Marked 16 Days of Activism Against GBV

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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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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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Women for Peace and Justice Inception Meeting
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ActionAid Champions Women Led Platform on Peace and Justice

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Women Present their issues at the forum
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AAIU Champions Women’s Welfare Through West Nile Forum

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16 Days of Black Press Conference
News

How ActionAid International Uganda Marked 16 Days of Activism Against GBV

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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.
News

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Bench Book Launched

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Women for Peace and Justice Inception Meeting
News

ActionAid Champions Women Led Platform on Peace and Justice

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Women Present their issues at the forum
News

AAIU Champions Women’s Welfare Through West Nile Forum

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Integrity
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Stakeholders reflect on the obstacles of Women's access to land rights.

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Legal
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AAIU conducts legal aid clinics on women’s land rights and sexual Gender Based Violence.

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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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A bright light at the end of the tunnel for women like Sarapiya.

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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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Pallisa women
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Impactful winds of Change

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Young people
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SHEA and Safeguarding Policies

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FGM
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Enhancing community approaches to ending Female Genital Mutilation.

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Surge
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Photo Journal of the SURGE (Support to Uganda’s Response to Gender Equality) program funded by Department for International Development (DFID).

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Mubende women
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Transforming lives of women in communities- Mubende District

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COOPERATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPMENT

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Anna Atai at her shop
Story

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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