Over the last 4 years, WWM’s programmes have had an impact on the access to justice for women, minorities and other vulnerable groups in Uganda, through their Access to Justice Programme. Since the programme targets women and adolescent girls, Women Who use Drugs, Female Sex Workers, WWM legal aid clinic has handled over 2000 cases alongside more than 582 cases on domestic violence/intimate partner and over 502 cases for drug use and 383 for sex workers.
WWM uses strategic litigation as one of the major advocacy tools to advance the promotion and observance of human rights especially the right to health for our target communities. Since 2016, WWM worked to create awareness around SRHR, legal and policies affecting marginalized groups. The awareness has taken the form of 50 sessions on GBV, SRHR Human Rights and Laws, 30 for women and girls, 10 for sex workers and 8 for drug use. Overall WWM reached out to 1,054 people with information on the SRH, laws and human rights.
Regarding strategic partnerships, WWM has continued to build and maintain alliances nationally, regionally, and intentionally to influence and advocate for SRHR, fair and just policies for marginalized groups. This was done through maintaining, joining, participating in networks and coalition activities for example, partnering with CEHURD, Reach a Hand, UKPC, UHRN, UNESO, NETPIL, CSMMUA, UYAHF, AWAC, FIDA Uganda, LASPNET, SRHR, Alliance among others.
WWM has underscored the need to take discourse on human rights closer to the people and indeed, through regular physical and now pivoting to online platforms the organisation has bridged the gap between abstractness of human rights, justice and health systems to women, minorities and other vulnerable groups. This has had a profound effect on how women in their diversities engage with human rights, sexual and reproductive health especially through the awareness workshops with women, Female Sex Workers and Women Who Use Drugs.