Global Family Rescue Uganda

Contact Information

  • Where – Uganda (Eastern Africa)
  • Contact Person – Idah Mehangye
  • Email – idah.mehangye@gmail.com
  • Address – 256 Sebuliba Road, Upper Konge, P.O Box 72959, Kampala, Uganda
  • Other – gfruganda@gmail.com

Areas of Expertise

Global Family Rescue Uganda has expertise in a range of areas, including:

Main Aims and Objectives

Global Family Rescue Uganda works to:

  • Improve income generation with the purpose of eradicating extreme poverty and enhancing enterprise development in individual homes and in communities;
  • Address conflict among families, communities and nations through conflict transformation;
  • Address sexual- and gender-based violence and human trafficking, whilst promoting gender equity;
  • Support and provide basic needs, plus education health support, for orphans and other vulnerable children;

Upholding the Principles of Conflict Transformation

GFRU upholds the principles of conflict transformation by:

  • 1. Conducting research in order to understand the basics about the conflict;
  • 2. Identifying the leaders in the conflict and what the issues of contention are.;
  • 3. Visit the area of conflict to meet the leaders and key figures;
  • 4. Maintain a neutral position in the conflict;
  • 5. Agree on the rules, structures and means for how different actors will participate in conflict transformation.

Where and with Whom?

GFRU works mainly in rural areas in Western Uganda. GFRU has worked in the Rwenzori Region and in the Western areas of Kisoro.GFRU works with other non-profit organizations, NGOs, government departments and communities.

Main Activities in the Field of Conflict Transformation

GFRU has worked on conflicts in the districts of Busia, Mukono, Kayunga, Wakiso and Kampala. The conflict in these areas was mainly community and tribal, with the communities pitched against one another. In Isingiro, the conflict was between refugees and local inhabitants; with the latter accusing the former of being intruders and grabbing their land. On the other hand, the refugees contended that the land was given to them by Uganda and was in agreement with the United Nations; therefore, they had a right of occupancy. GFRU worked with local government leaders, members of the prime minister’s office and the UNHCR to help transform the dispute.

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