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FIRD is a non-Profit Organization focused on tackling challenges facing women, girls and young people across communities in northern  Uganda.

FIRD works in post conflict northern  Uganda communities to protect the most  vulnerable, defend and advocate for their rights and support them fulfill their potential to promote gender equality.

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with support from Plan International. we are implementing a project on Ending Child Marriage in Lango and Acholi Sub Region with the project code “I DECIDE”

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Seven INSPIRE strategies for ending violence against children is a compilation of effective, evidence-based interventions to support countries in ending violence against children. Measures recommended have proven to be effective in different countries around the world and can easily be tailored to the local context and local needs. And there is something for all - coming from private, public or civil sector, you will find interventions you can apply or get inspired by to develop a new approach!

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Athena Girls Innovation Compound

A grass-roots community builder for young women social entrepreneurs.

Developing transformative development programs and tools which encourage girls and women to enhance their
ICT skills, mentor and Nurture skills for small digital freelancers looking to develop new innovative products/
services , encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, successful business development, and community
economic revitalization of a post conflict region.

Approach to Community

Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) applies A human rights-based approach; Community mobilization approach; Public Education; grassroot led advocacy; Peer to Peer approach; Gender Transformative Programming; Alliance and movement building; Creative story telling , Innovation and Partnerships.

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The approach facilitates dialogue that enable boys, girls, men and women reflect into their personal attitudes, perceptions an behavior with the aim of modifying them to promote gender equality and positive SRHR outcomes. Which will enable the girls to learn, lead, Decide their Future and Thrive. This approach has been integrated in the implementation of the NI-Yetu and Decide projects

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Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is an Indigenous NGO established in 2005  to promote and advance economic and human

Access to Justice in the Covid-19 Era: Women, girls and Justice

Access to Justice in the Covid-19 Era:

It is nearly a year since the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. This has not only revealed

COVID-19:The Painful Distance

COVID-19:The Painful Distance

Dear women and girls,  The last time I saw or heard from you was some time at the beginning of

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