Funder: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Project Partners: OVOF work in Uganda is led by UHAI-EASHRI, APC, and CREA, with lobbying and advocacy (L&A) training contributions from WO=MEN.
Target: Structurally Silenced Women including sex workers, LBT people, WHRDs, young women, those living in rural communities or from historically excluded counties and districts and organizations that support them.
In Uganda, the situation of ‘all women,’ especially structurally silenced women such as LBT and sex workers needs to improve Uganda, as well as WHRDs, needs to be safer and able to advocate for rights freely and safely internationally, regionally, and nationally without fear of reprisal. OVOF will work to change the situation of structurally silenced women including sex workers, LBT people, WHRDs, young women, those living in rural communities or from historically excluded counties and districts, and those across constituencies and identities. OVOF aims at working with women’s rights organizations, feminist and women’s movements, larger LGBTIQ movements, diverse community leaders, cultural leaders, families, artists, and the media. This will be done by relying on feminist movement networks, such as those accessed by CREA to work together and use media as a strategic tool to influence and shape public opinion on the needs of LBT and sex worker communities, mobilized sex workers to have their capacity strengthened while linking them with both legal and health services and collectivized the sex workers movement for shared goals in the country and the region. OVOF’s work is to change the situation of these structurally silenced women from historically excluded counties and districts, and those across constituencies and identities.
Project Duration: 2021-2025