A society free of human rights abuse and violations.



Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a registered Community Based Organization operating in northern Uganda Established in 2005. For over 13 years FIRD has been part of the great human rights grassroots Organizations and is committed to achieving gender equality, addressing Gender Based Violence, promoting sustainable development and human rights for improved quality and livelihood in rural communities in Northern Uganda.

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Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty mitigating the pattern of fragility especially for the girl child, raising incomes, promoting economic growth and shared prosperity for improved health, gender equality, peace, and stability.

Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the environment, on individual, organizational or governmental level, for the benefit of the natural environment and (or) humans. Due to the pressures of population and our technology the biophysical environment is being degraded, sometimes permanently.

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with support from Plan International. we are implementing a project on Ending Child Marriage in Lango and Acholi Sub Region with the project code “I DECIDE”

inspire package

Seven INSPIRE strategies for ending violence against children is a compilation of effective, evidence-based interventions to support countries in ending violence against children. Measures recommended have proven to be effective in different countries around the world and can easily be tailored to the local context and local needs. And there is something for all - coming from private, public or civil sector, you will find interventions you can apply or get inspired by to develop a new approach!

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Featured Project

Athena Girls Innovation Compound

A grass-roots community builder for women social entrepreneurs.

Developing transformative development programs and tools which encourage girls and women to enhance their
ICT skills, mentor and Nurture skills for small digital freelancers looking to develop new innovative products and
services and encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, successful business development, and community
economic revitalization of a post conflict region.

Approach to Community

champions of change for gender equality

The approach facilitates dialogue that enable boys, girls, men and women reflect into their personal attitudes, perceptions an behavior with the aim of modifying them to promote gender equality and positive SRHR outcomes. Which will enable the girls to learn, lead, Decide their Future and Thrive. This approach has been integrated in the implementation of the NI-Yetu and Decide projects

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COVID-19:The Painful Distance

COVID-19:The Painful Distance

Dear women and girls, The last time I saw or heard from you was some

Human Rights and Climate Change – Impacts on Livelihoods

Human Rights and Climate

The GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE → SEP. 20–27 2019, marked a global concern of women, girls,



The 28 May marks menstrual hygiene day globally and annually. This specific day is dedicated

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