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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 opportunities
    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

Mr. Edward Ssemambo

Mr. Edward Ssemambo

Chairperson

Mr. Ssemambo has been a HRAPF member since its inception in 2008. He has served on the HRAPF Board of Directors for the past three years. He is currently a Managing Partner at KITS Advocates.

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Ms. Tabitha Netuwa

Vice Chairperson

Ms. Netuwa is an eminent Human Rights Defender. Her work in the human rights movement started in 2006 Volunteering with Refugee Law Project. She then moved on to work with East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project where she has relentlessly worked for the protection of Human Rights Defenders especially those defending the rights of marginalised persons. She has been a valuable ally for HRAPF over the years offering technical support to the organisation and ensuring that HRAPF remains an active member of the East and Horn of Human Rights Defenders’ Network.

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Mr. Alex Ssekatawa

General Secretary

Mr. Ssekatawa has been a member of HRAPF since 2009. In his professional Life, Mr. Ssekatawa started practicing as an advocate in 2009 working with M/S Sserwanga & Co. Advocates. In 2016, he moved to found M/S Baganda, Ssekatawa & Co. Advocates were he is currently working as the Managing Partner.

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Ms. Rose Kamuli

Treasurer

Ms. Kamuli is an experienced accountant with over 20 years of experience. She has experience of more than 15 years in management of finances for Not for Profit Organisations. She is currently working with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative as the Director Finance and Administration.

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Ms. Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera

Member

Kasha is a seasoned Human Rights Defender. She has been on the forefront in the fight for the rights of LGBTI persons in Uganda and beyond. She is the Founding Executive Director of Freedom and Roam Uganda an organisation that has been on instrumental in the fight for the rights of LGBTI persons in Uganda. She is currently the Executive Director for Kuchu Times Uganda- the only media providing customised media coverage of LGBTI issues in the country and the continent as well. Kasha has won a number of awards and recognitions for her relentless effort to uphold the rights of the most marginalised groups in Uganda.

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Ms. Christine Nakamatte

Member

Ms. Nakamatte has been a member of HRAPF since 2012. Ms. Nakamatte started her professional life working with Continental Tobaco Company Uganda as a Data Entry Clerk. She then Joined HRAPF in 2010 as a Research Officer and later promoted to Programs Assistant. She then Joined Voluntary Service Overseas and later Changed to Life Uganda where she is currently working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Ms. Nakamatte is experienced in areas of research and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Adrian Jjuuko

Mr. Adrian Jjuuko

Ex Officio

Executive Director- HRAPF