Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is an Indigenous NGO established in 2005 to promote and advance economic and human
A society free of human rights abuse and violations.
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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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.
champions of change for gender equality
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