FFOU Legal Aid Project

FFOU Legal Aid Project

Project Time :


  • To provide legal aid services and awareness to fishermen, women and children in fishing community
  • To promote the respect for human rights in the fishing sector in Uganda
  • To lobby and advocate for legislation and policies which act in favor of the poor fishers
  • To build mechanisms and aggressively mobilize resources to ensure FFOU Legal Aid services financial sustainability

Target Beneficiaries

Indigent fishermen, women and children with special consideration to women, children, disabled and other vulnerable in fishing communities
Geographical Coverage
Masaka, Kyotera, Kalangala, Kampala,Kalungu, Jinja,Mukono, Namayingo, Buyende,Amoratra, Serere, Dokoro,Nakasongola
Area(s) of Work / Focus

Legal advice, Mediation, Awareness, Negotiation, ADR, Public interest litigation

Summary of Activities

  • Provision of legal information, advice and Awareness.
  • Mediation, negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution services
  • Court representation
  • Training Para Legals in fishing community to conduct human rights awareness programs
  • Production of Human and Legal Rights publication materials
  • Lobbying and Advocacy for Pro poor laws, research documentation and dissemination.