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Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum – Uganda (HRAPF).
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HRAPF is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to promote respect and observance of human rights of marginalised groups through legal and legislative advocacy, research and documentation, legal and human rights awareness, capacity building and partnerships.

HRAPF’s work is directed towards achieving equality, non-discrimination, and access to justice for the most marginalised groups in Uganda.
The site is designed to provide information about HRAPF, key developments in the field of human rights in Uganda, and access to the various publications that HRAPF has developed. It is updated periodically with the latest information.

Human Rights Awareness and promotion Forum (HRAPF) is an independent, non-partisan, Non-Governmental human rights advocacy organization. It was founded in 2008 by a group of freshly graduated lawyers and other professionals. HRAPF seeks to create awareness of human rights and provide legal support to the most marginalised groups as a means of stemming abuse of their human rights.

HRAPF is incorporated under the laws of Uganda.

OBJECTIVES

  • To senstise Ugandans on the international and national human rights regime in order to promote a culture of respect for human rights of marginalised groups.
  • To undertake research and document human rights abuses suffered by marginalised groups for appropriate remedial action.
  • To influence legal and policy developments in Uganda to ensure compliance with human rights principles.
  • To offer legal assistance to marginalized groups in order to enhance access to justice.
  • To share information and best practices on the rights of marginalized groups in order to strengthen the human rights movement in Uganda.
  • To network and collaborate with key strategic partners, government, communities and individuals at a national, regional and international level.
  • To build a strong and vibrant human rights organization.

HRAPF

  • MISSION

    To promote respect and observance of human rights of marginalised groups through legal and legislative advocacy, research and documentation, legal and human rights awareness, capacity building and partnerships.

  • VISION

    A society where the human rights of all persons including marginalised groups are valued and respected

  • VALUES

    1. Non-discrimination
    2. Equal opportunity
    3. Justice
    4. Practical approach
    5. Team work
  • SLOGAN

    Taking Human Rights To All

Testimonials

In 2014 HRAPF made tremendous achievements. The most remarkable one was taking the lead on the process that led to the nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.

Sheila Muwanga - Chairperson, Board of Directors

In 2014 HRAPF made tremendous achievements. The most remarkable one was taking the lead on the process that led to the nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.

Sheila Muwanga - Chairperson, Board of Directors

In 2014 HRAPF made tremendous achievements. The most remarkable one was taking the lead on the process that led to the nullification of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014.

Sheila Muwanga - Chairperson, Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sheila Muwanga

Ms. Sheila Muwanga

Chairperson

Deputy Executive Director Programs, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI).

Mr. Stuart Kamya

Mr. Stuart Kamya

General Secretary

Partner, Mbetta Kamya & Co. Advocates, Kampala.

Mr. Walter Richard Aliker

Mr. Walter Richard Aliker

Treasurer

Head of Operations and Programs Support, Refugee Law Project, School of Law, Makerere University.

Ms. Patricia Atim

Mrs. Patrcia Atim

Member

Senior Clinic Instructor / Assit lecturer; Public Interest Law Clinic, School of Law, Makerere University

Ms. Nuruh Nakiwala

Ms. Nuruh Nakiwala

Member

Programs Officer, East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP)

Mr. Edward Ssemambo

Mr. Edward Ssemambo Mutekanga

Member

Partner, KITS Advocates

Adrian Jjuuko

Jjuuko Adrian

Ex Officio

Executive Director

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