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22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

06 Oct 2009 description


The history of women's rights actors' engagement with statecraft has over the years gone through various waves and as a result varied strategies have been adopted. One of the most common approaches across the continent has been to target the legal and policy environment of the state as a means through which the rights of women can be entrenched. The rationale to such an approach was that that a reform oriented approach that worked to incrementally change the system was favoured rather than one that radically overhauled it.

13 Jun 2005 description

By Didier Mubinzi

The situation under which the DRC is evolving is very crucial: having experienced a war that ravaged the country for five years, the country is gradually moving towards the end of transition and this month of June 2005 is the combination of all issues at stake.

Indeed, for years, armed factions have been dictating life, mainly in the Eastern regions of the country and the conflict that has claimed more than 3.8 million lives is far from being completely over, with the proliferation of arms trafficking in the Lake Kivu and the perennial warfare in Ituri.

The …