WHAT WE DO
DOWAFA to achieve its mission; repatriation of DWs who are tortured from foreign countries mostly gulf countries is inevitable. Developing an investigative structure mostly in the eastern region of Uganda on how these women and girls fall prey to the outlawed labour agents who are always around government Migration offices in Mbale, Kampala and Malaba and how they are trafficked across the unmanned borders, some being carried on the shoulders across river Malaba and River Manafwa must be incorporated. Investigating the use of Boda Bodas (Cyclists) in whisking our women away at the boarder must be tackled. And knowing the easy Airport they use must be discovered.
Discussing with the authorities responsible and reaching the consensus on what do is our priority. Establishing some contacts in gulf countries which are helping us with the labour/manpower offices is of great importance and establishing the “houses” where our girls and women are doing some malpractices associated to prostitution from 3 gulf countries is also among our focus by pressing hard with the authorities to get a solution.
CAMPAIGNS AND PROGRAMS
- Anti-Human trafficking
- Gender Based Violence
- Sensitization and Training
- Environmental Conservation and renewal: 50 trees/ family
- Military and other forces’ family care
These activities run under two key departments of family justice and domestic workers;
- Human and drug trafficking exposed
- Fight Gender based violence
DOWAFA fights all forms of violence against women and men who stand to speak out. This includes all forms of violence in the family/domestic work as in the UN declaration of 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women). All forms of violence like economic, domestic, physical, psychological, sexual, emotional, isolation and use of children including threats and harm which affect the development and growth of many families thus affecting the economy.
3.HIV/AIDS fast track program
In here we sensitize families and domestic workers on the HIV/Aids scourge and its impact on family. Counseling and encouraging many to Test. DOWAFA always encourages those with or without the virus that families are to stay united and enjoy family life.
4.Fighting Elderly/child/disabled abuse
5.Land dispute and resolution. A critical area, where working with other stakeholders is inevitable.
6.Environmental conservational and renewal
7.Research, education, information and findings on families.
DOWAFA Has created a network of families with a campaign on plant 50 trees for months. Love your environment for each family member to curb deforestation and the effects of industrial pollution for a green environment.
DOWAFA creates awareness on the effects of clearing swamps/pollution and environment change
Human trafficking in the name of labour export.
Within a specified period of time, DOWAFA has come to learn that a number of Ugandan young women are trafficked in the name of labor export to the Middle East for domestic work. We have a great advisory committee working on repatriating these girls who are victimized, tortured and trapped in death in some of these Arab nations.
DOWAFA is specialized to work with the marginalized families in the society.
In Family Justice we tackle different types of families which include;
This will include all families with youngsters under age 18, composed of two biological parents and their children.
Single-parent families make up an average percentage of households with children under age 18.
These families with children under age 18 have a family member age 65 or older living with them. It’s estimated that children in under age 18 live with one or both parents in their grandparents’ home.
Children are adopted each year and many live in out-of-home foster care.
Unmarried/cohabiting couples have at least one child under age 15.
Many children in Uganda today live in two-parent households live in blended families.
Elderly/grandparents as Parents
Children under age 18 live with their grandparents.
The above types of families are further our target group as below;
- Families struggling with challenging diseases like HIV/AIDS, Cancer.
- Youth in human and drug trafficking
- Families surviving on prostitution
- Families struggling and challenged with disability
- Caring Military families.
- Domestic Workers and Professionalism.
- Rights of Domestic Workers
- Repatriation of Migrant Domestic Workers
- Rehabilitation of MDWs and LDWs.
- Saving and investment in genuine businesses
- Gender based violence.
- Family land wrangles.
- Environmental Conservation
- Family Financial discipline.
- Family reconciliations