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Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA Uganda)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined September 2015
Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Other

FIDA Uganda is an NGO providing legal aid to indigent women and children. It is a membership organisation of women lawyers whose mission is to lift the status of women using the law as a tool for social change

People Associated With This Organization

Aber Susan Mildred

Uganda  
Uganda Association of Women Lawyers...
Joined March 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a lawyer by profession and have worked on land justice, management and development issues for the last 7 years. Currently working as a Land Management Officer for a Local Government.
I do capacity building, training and research on land generally. Good knowledge on customary land management in Uganda.

Looking forward to sharing my experience and expertise and being a part of a movement of dedicated advocates in protection of land rights and access to services for improved livelihood of grassroot community.

Achan Evalyne

Uganda  
Uganda Association of Women Lawyers...
Joined November 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Governance, Other, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Am an Human rights Activist with a passion in working with the most marginalized members of the communities and Internally displaced persons and refugees to ensure that their rights are protected, they are heard and included in key decision making on issues which affects their well beings and for them to be able to hold the duty bearers accountable for delivering adequate services to its citizens.

Am a lawyer by profession a concentration in international law, gender, refugees and human rights, a human rights fellow at Columbia university and a diploma in conflict transformation and Peace building and a post graduate diploma in project planning and management.

Esther Mercy Atim

Uganda  
Uganda Association of Women Lawyers...
Joined April 2021
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a human rights lawyer and activist passionate about women's rights and empowerment. I am currently a Legal Officer at my organization implementing a project under the thematic areas of enhancing access to justice for women and girls who experience violence and promotion of sexual reproductive health rights. I also have an interest in transitional justice, traditional justice/the informal justice sector. By joining the network, I am looking to gain a wealth of knowledge through interactions with people and material in this platform.

Laura Nyirinkindi

Uganda  
Uganda Association of Women Lawyers...
Joined September 2015
I am a consultant working in the area of law, human rights and gender. I do a lot of research, organisational capacity development , training and documentation. I have worked in 21 countries, most of which are African, with civil society organisations, government partners, regional intergovernmental organisations and UN agencies. I seek to obtain resource materials and also share information on this forum

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Linette du Toit

Uganda  
Uganda Association of Women Lawyers...
Joined April 2021
Interests: Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
I am a researcher who has been working in civil society in Uganda since 2016. I am a graduate of the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, class of 2013. Prior to joining civil society I was a legal researcher at the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Kenya. My research interests include: gender justice, minority rights, children's rights, socio-economic rights and constitutional law.

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