Awake Ankole (AA) is human rights focused and advocacy oriented. AA underscores the promotion of social justice, good governance, human rights and fostering democratic participation of citizens in the overall development process.
The vision of AA is to have a prosperous, equitable society, cherishing democracy and good governance.
The aim of AA is to empower communities in the Ankole region to know and realise their rights and responsibilities and influence policies that promote good governance, democracy and rule of law for sustainable development and good quality of life.
- Gender equality
- Integrity and transparency
- Collective action
- Collaboration and partnership
- To promote human rights, institutionalism, good governance and democracy and enhance equal participation in the overall development process.
- To enhance research capacity of the organisation
- To promote and strengthen collective empowerment and facilitate dialogue and information sharing amongst communities to promote advocacy towards development.
- To advocate and promote peace building, conflict resolution and access to legal aid services for the vulnerable and marginalised community.
AA’s has been appreciated for promoting the rights of citizens, good governance and fighting corruption tendencies in society. AA’s rights based approach hinges on citizen’s active participation in all processes of governance.
- Research and advocacy on issues affecting the poor and the marginalised
- Governance, rights awareness and anti-corruption campaigns
- Institutional strengthening
- Capacity enhancement and legal aid
AA has mapped out three sub-counties of Mitooma, Ryeru and Bushenyi-Ishaka Town Council and investigated the issues that affect women’s access to justice and produced a report.
We have identified and trained 18 rights advocates and conducted community dialogues at the sub-county level in 3 sub-counties with support from National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) under the guidance of Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC).
We conduct radio talk shows sensitising people about their human rights.
We pioneered a fight against corruption through community awareness as an integral part of its advocacy programme in Western Ankole.
We have participated in a number of local and national level conferences, seminars and campaigns and maintained key partnerships with both local and national organisations/networks. These include UNNGOF, DENIVA, Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU), HURINET, Ankole Anti-Corruption Coalition and Bushenyi District CSO Forum.
We intend to focus mainly on issues concerning women’s access to justice since lack of justice for women undermines the overall development process where they are key players.
Our work is done on voluntary basis.