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Platform for Labour Action

Kampala, Uganda
Joined May 2018

Platform for Labour Action is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 to address the rights of vulnerable, marginalized workers in Uganda.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 as a response to the absence of an appropriate voice to address the rights of vulnerable,  marginalized and non documented workers particularly those who have no place in the formal echelons of the trade unions. PLA promotes and protects the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowerment of communities and individuals in Uganda.

In order to perform its mission PLA conducts independent activities and operations and continuously collaborates and joins different initiatives  and partnerships with national and international institutions/ organizations  such as  NGOs , CBOs, trade unions, central and local governments ,and private companies. PLA has also utilised the strategy of using grassroots community structures to monitor, create awareness and report incidences of violation of rights of vulnerable and marginalised workers through working with community task force members and Human Rights Advocates.  PLA is recognised as a leading civil society actor in the campaign for social protection and elimination of child labour in Uganda both by Government and civil society.

OUR TARGET GROUP

We target vulnerable and marginalized workers including; children in exploitative forms of work and those at risk of exploitation; vulnerable and marginalized workers infected and affected by HIV&AIDS, women, youth and the low income earners.

PLA operates her programmes in three (3) thematic areas, the major one being, Rights, Social Protection, and Accountability thematic area which is responsible for using multi- media approach to create awareness about the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers and empower communities to support them. Legal Aid services are provided through direct service delivery, referral mechanisms and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in order to support our target group access to justice.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Arinaitwe Isaac

Uganda  
Platform for Labour Action
Joined May 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Governance, Labor & Employment, Peace-building, Women's Rights
I am a human rights advocate and a community development expert with 12 years working experience of which 8 years are hands on experience in designing and managing programmes aimed at strengthening systems to combat human trafficking, promotion of legal aid and Human Rights for vulnerable and marginalised workers and children exploited in labour, Promoting the right to Education for children, livelihood and welfare improvement of vulnerable and marginalised communities in Uganda as a measure of social protection strengthening. I also exhibit four (4) years teaching high school experience as a graduate teacher in Uganda instructing and mentoring students in several secondary schools in Uganda. I co-ordinate several capacity development and awareness raising programmes in several districts of Uganda. I am skilled in proposal writing, training manual development, research and documentation to inform programming and policy advocacy engagement.

Lydia Bwiite

Uganda  
Platform for Labour Action (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Governance, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
I am a female Ugandan, a lawyer by profession and Human Rights Advocate with a seven years’ experience in provision of legal aid, training of skilled, semi-Skilled and unskilled persons, proposal development, planning and implementation and supervisory roles working with Platform for Labour Action where are i am currently working as Manager Rights Social Protection and Accountability. My key role to plan, coordinate,supervise and over see the general implementation of the programmes at the organisation as well as fundraise, compile reports to donors and government agencies and represent the organisation at strategic meetings and networks
Arinaitwe Isaac is the network champion (main point of contact) for Platform for Labour Action.

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