Our core target constituency includes: Female Sex Workers (FSWs) and Marginalized Communities -Women Using/InjectingDrugs, FSWs Living with HIV/AIDS and TB (PLHIV/TB), FSWs Living with disability, Children of sex workers and Adolescent Girls & Young Women (AGYW); survivors of violence, torture and conflict.
AWAC’s Vision statement: “A supportive policy and social environment that enables peri-urban & rural FSWs & Marginalized communities to live free from human rights abuse in order to live healthy and productive lives in Uganda.”
AWAC’s Mission statement:“To strengthen a unified, vibrant, national & sustainable sex worker’s movement to advocate for an enabling environment through building a resilient transformation feminist movement, integrated human rights, health rights, economic rights & social protection for FSWs &marginalized communities in Uganda”.
AWAC Core Values:
- Mutual Respect and Integrity.
- Empowerment and Meaningfully involvement
iii. Transparency and Accountability
- Evidence based programming and human right-based approach
- Innovation and Excellence
- Strengthen advocacy for improving access to universal health care services among FSWsmarginalized communitiesin Uganda.
- Enhance social mobilization and advocacy for marginalized communities&FSWs’human rights and contribution towards acceleration of sustainable development goals in Uganda.
- Strengthen the economic empowerment, social protection and resilience of FSWs, marginalized communities& their children in Uganda
- Strengthen feminist transformational movement building of FSWs and marginalized communitiesto leverage their capacities geared towardsfast-tracking an enabling environment for their improved wellbeing in Uganda.
- Strengthen the institutional capacity of AWAC to effectively deliver her strategic plan in Uganda.
AWAC is governed by a Five-Board Member team all females. They have wide experience in corporate governance. They have various professional backgrounds ranging from human rights, medicine, financial management, gender and HIV programming and a sex worker community representative with a wealth of lived experiences in grassroots advocacy. The board serves a period of 3 years renewable once.
Board members are selected by the general Assembly which is the supreme body of AWAC. The board is responsible for developing, reviewing and approving appropriate policies that govern the organization. At the policy level, Board has a finance and an audit subcommittee that is responsible for monitoring the financial operations of the secretariat to ensure adherence to the policy guidelines and standards. The board convenes on a quarterly basis to review and approve financial budgets and reports.
AWAC is headed by the Executive Director and directly supported by five marshaled and indigenous staff including Director of Programs, Advocacy and communication Manager, Research and knowledge management Manager, Programs Manager, Monitoring, evaluation & Learning (MEL) and Business Development Manager and the Finance and Administrative Manager.
The above staff have impeccable experience in leadership, resource mobilization, strategic planning, policy and advocacy, collaboration, networking and partnerships building, economic empowerment, mental health management (counseling and psychotherapy) , OVC case management/ child protection), Gender-Based Violence prevention and management, HIV and sexual reproductive health and rights programming, documentation, research and learning.
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P.O. Box 0000 Kampala, Uganda
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