Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Uganda
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Uganda are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Uganda
Pader Concerned Youth Association (PCYA)
HIV Awareness and Food Security
Purpose: To reduce youth vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through community education; to improve food security in youth-headed households through the provision of seeds and agricultural training; and to strengthen organizational sustainability through income-generating activity.
Support Initiative for People with Congenital Disorders (SIPD)
Public Education and Advocacy
Purpose: To advance the rights of children and people with intersex conditions and decrease discrimination through public education and referrals to health care providers.
Women and Rural Development Network (WORUDET)
Promoting Gender Equity
Purpose: To prevent and reduce sexual and gender-based violence in post-conflict northern Uganda by educating local leaders, men and couples; training women in advocacy skills; and empowering survivors of sexual and gender-based violence through counseling and economic support.
Women's Organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA)
Building Capacity for Sex Workers' Rights
Purpose: To promote the human rights and empowerment of sex workers through trainings in functional adult literacy and security management and human rights workshops for sex workers and police.