What We Do

The programmatic areas

Access to Justice Program

Since 2017, WWM has been implementing the access to justice program. The program objective is to increase sustainable access to justice for Women and Girls in Uganda. This is aimed at improving their wellbeing.

Through this program, WWM is interested in improving the quality of access to justice for our target constituencies and as such, strategies employed under this program are aimed at contributing to improving the quality of our services. WWM’s legal aid clinic is strengthened to provide more support and to follow up on cases. For greater impact and outreach, mobile legal aid camps and awareness sessions are conducted at regional/district levels and/or in partnership with organisations of Women and Girls. This also enables for a stronger level of involvement of the Marginalised Groups and communities and leaders.

WWM supplements its efforts by building the capacity of paralegals through community paralegal training. The community paralegal respond to human rights violations against their fellow community members in  order to increase access to justice. 

The organisation also partners with mainstream human rights organisations and legal aid service providers to expand legal aid for Women and Girls and provide mentorship to paralegals.  It also works with informal justice systems and traditional cultural structures to address injustices through mediation.

Since 2017 when the legal aid clinic was established, WWM has both directly and indirectly reached over 1000 marginalised persons in Uganda.

The program employs the following strategies:

  • Provision of Rapid Legal Aid Response.
  • Strategic Litigation.
  • Public Interest Litigation.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Advocacy, Research & Documentation

The program objective is to enhance Advocacy, Research and Documentation for a just and fair legal and policy environment that promote rights, equality and non-discrimination. The goal is to achieve systemic changes towards the realisation of the rights of Women and Girls informed by evidence-based advocacy.

To achieve the objectives of this program, WWM employs the following strategies:

  • Mapped research areas for the community.
  • Documented personal narratives.
  • Publishing evidence-based research.
  • Identifying areas and themes for baseline studies.
  • Develop concepts and position papers.
  • Engage key stakeholders.

Community Capacity Enhancement Programme

This programmatic area brings all the work related to capacity building of WWM’s target groups together. Its objective is to enhance the capacity of target communities, duty bearers and key stake holders. The goal is promotion of human rights and prevention and response to GBV/ intimate violence, SRHR, Human Rights and Laws affecting women and girls.

It involves deep human rights and legal awareness at community level so as to enhance rights awareness that facilitates human rights observance for Women and Girls. It empowers and promotes dialogue between Women and Girls’ Groups with key stakeholders on their rights as well as strengthening their capacity to lead advocacy efforts and initiative.

The program employs the following strategies:

  • Human Rights Workshops / Trainings for Duty Bearers
  • Institutional Support for Marginalised persons and Most at Risk Populations Groups’ organisations
  • Community Paralegal Training Program
  • Community Engagement 

Strategic Partnership and Collaboration

The program employs the following strategies:

  • Mapping of potential partners potential areas and how they align with our interests.
  • Information sharing.
  • Joining and creating active consortiums.
  • Developing concepts and proposals.

Institutional Capacity Building

The program employs the following strategies:

  • Strengthening the Capacity of WWM Board and Staff through Trainings.
  • Development of Organisational Policies.
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