International Development Law Organization
Uganda
Implementing Partner: 
The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda)
Sub-Project title: 
Enhanced Access to Justice for Poor, Vulnerable Women, Children and Marginalized Communities
Amount awarded: 
UGX 1,176,066,972
Duration: 
July, 2020 to June, 2022

This sub-project seeks to enhance access to justice for poor, vulnerable women, children and marginalized communities in the districts of Iganga, Lamwo, Wakiso, and Kampala, in Uganda. The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-UGANDA) adopts a three-pronged strategy of intervention, by 1) increasing the awareness of communities on women’s rights and gender equality through online legal information, dialogues, sensitization sessions and legal advice; 2) providing training and mentoring to informal justice actors to strengthen their capacity to resolve disputes and provide referral services; and 3) increasing legal aid service provision for vulnerable women, children and marginalized communities, through the provision of legal counseling, advice, mediation and court representation. FIDA-Uganda is reviving its Strategic Litigation Unit with the aim of securing and redressing women’s rights issues at community, national and international levels. The sub-project is expected to reach a total of 32,398 poor, vulnerable and marginalized beneficiaries and training will be provided to over 190 cultural leaders and legal volunteers.

Selection: 
Direct call