Advocacy and Communication for Changed Systems, Policies and Mindsets
Critical to effectiveness in other areas is our capacity to influence the enabling environment. Unfortunately, vulnerability of individuals in the community is interconnected with large scale systemic issues such as poor infrastructure development, un-supportive legislation, low capacity in government institutions and lack of political will. Advance Afrika has a track record of effective advocacy. For instance, we have been raising the voice of rights of women in Prison leading to building the children day care center in Gulu and Arua.
We have also seen an improvement in the services provided for prison inmates in Uganda including: A shift from the punitive retributive culture to a rehabilitative approach; improved conditions of inmates in incarceration and ensuring inmates are prepared for re-entry into the community among others.