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Centre For Economic Social Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined August 2018

In Uganda,our mission is to contribute to the realization of economic social cultural rights and gender equality in Africa through research, awareness, advocacy, capacity building and networking

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Health, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

CESCRA is a not for profit organization registered as a regional organization with the Uganda NGO Bureau. The organization operates spans across the region and is driven by the commitment to advancing the economic social cultural rights and gender equality in Africa to ensure that citizens especially the grassroots women and men enjoy their basic human rights amidst growing business and government developments.

CESCRA harmonizes the international and regional human rights laws with national reforms and strategies and harnesses the energies of existing national organizations and networks and links these to the growing population of grass root leaders to front the economic social cultural and women’s rights agenda.

CESCRA seeks to achieve the realization of legal, policy, administrative and institutional reforms and implementation, at grassroot, national, regional and global levels; strengthen awareness and visibility of economic social cultural rights at regional national and among the communities at the grassroot level, enhance the capacity and strategic networking of CSOs, government institutions and practices, establish a strong knowledge management base to inform learning and advocacy on economic social cultural rights of women and men and improve access to justice at the grass root level. We work on programs such as Women, land and property rights Program (WLHP), Right to Adequate Housing & Campaign Against Forced Evictions (RAHFE), Urban Safety and Security – Safer City Campaign, Right to Health, Water & Sanitation and education rights. In partnership with other organization, we are also working on environmental and climate justice.We put on a gender lens in all our programs but look for the women’s rights issues in the programs.

Currently we work in Uganda, in the Albertine region in the district of Hoima and Buliisa on issues of land in the mining and extractive sector taking keen consideration on women’s rights to land in the extractive.

People Associated With This Organization

Gloria Acayo

Centre For Economic Social Cultural...
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Livelihoods, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a female Ugandan aged 28 years old, a lawyer by profession with a passion for advocating for human rights especially women's rights. I studied masters degree course in women and Gender studies which has given me a deeper understanding and analysis of gender issues, women's issues and the gaps both in law and in implementations.I have for 5 years passionately advocated for and worked on women's land, Inheritance and property rights, and access to justice using alternative dispute resolutions, and trained paralegals.In Partnership with other organization I have been actively involved in mobilizing community and building an ecofeminist women’s movement in Uganda to attain environmental justice. In my organization, I am the legal and advocacy officer in charge of legal issues and programs on gender, and women’s rights.I am looking for opportunity to build my capacity through exchange visit, partner and collaborate with other organization share experience and best practices
Gloria Acayo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Centre For Economic Social Cultural Rights in Africa (CESCRA).

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