Human Rights Defenders Solidarity Network Uganda

Contact Information

hrds.network@gmail.com

+256 75 790 2285/0775-651979

www.hrdsnetwork.org

C/O Amnesty International (African Regional Office), Plot 20A Kawallya Kaggwa Close, Kololo

P.O. Box: 23966

Kampala , Uganda

Primary Contact

Gabriel Mugaruka

Mission Statement

“The HRDSNet is an apolitical and non-profit organisation. It was founded on the 1st June, 2007. Its mission is to protect, promote and defend human rights and peace in Uganda. Our headquarters are in Kampala- Uganda. Our vision is to extend to the entire country by 2017.
The goals of the organization are the following: 1) To strengthen and build the capacity and capabilities of human rights defenders for effective advocacy, and training of members by local, national and international human rights associations and peace-based movements; 2) To support youth and development activities; 3) Urgent intervention on behalf of individuals at risk of torture, degrading situation and humiliation on Uganda territory; 4) To collaborate with existing human rights organizations, peace associations, and youth groups at international, regional, and local level; 5) To defend and protect the rights of human rights defenders and give them moral, social and medical support in case of arrest in connection to human rights works or activities; 6) To give a special attention to women’s rights and gender balance, LGBTI community support through training, seminar, workshop, advocacy; 7) To support and assist indigenous people, and protect and promote ecology and bio-diversities.
The organization has the following objectives: 1. Promotion and empowerment of human rights and peace in Uganda; 2. Training of members by local, national and international human rights associations and peace-based movements on human rights activities and development; 3. Collaboration with existing peace-based associations, youth groups and human rights organizations at international, regional and local levels; 4. Participation in forums relating to human rights and conducting conferences relevant to human rights in Uganda; 5. Protection and promotion of ecology, bio-diversities and supporting of indigenous people in all matters; 6. Fighting corruption and promoting transparency, state of rights, democracy and good governance; 7. Fighting misery, HIV/AIDS and promoting human rights/women’s rights and human values.”

Primary Strategies