The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Uganda) is an established women’s rights organization and household name in Uganda. Formed in 1974, FIDA-Uganda promotes the rights of women nationwide by providing access to legal aid, serving its membership of 100 female lawyers, offering training, information and awareness raising to its members and women generally to enable them to better defend their rights as citizens. FIDA-Uganda advocates for policies and practices at the national, regional, and international levels that more effectively protect the rights of women. The organization aims to support and empower women in ways that can break cycles of vulnerability.
FIDA-Uganda operates nationwide and serves as the Uganda branch of the International Federation for Women Lawyers. We have 18 offices and 3 justice desks in all four administrative regions of Uganda.The organization also has an enduring presence in the post-conflict northern region of the country. These offices and justice desks are supported by lawyers, Community Legal Volunteers (CLVs) and local authorities
Specifically, our offices are located in Arua, Gulu, Iganga, Kaabong, Kabale, Kamuli, Kampala, Kapchorwa, Kotido, Lamwo, Lira, Luweero, Lwengo, Nebbi, Mbale, Moroto, Napak and Wakiso. The organization has family justice desks at the Magistrates’ Courts of Kasangati, Nabweru and Nebbi.