Our Advice Centres and Shelters provide emergency support and safety and ensure long term security for women and children affected by domestic violence. Click Here Safety and Protection Providing legal empowerment and advocacy in the community to enable women to access justice. Click Here Champions and Quasi-paralegals
Movement building to strengthen women’s leadership and transform gender power relations in communities.
Click Here MIFUMI Women’s Network
Ensuring that harmful norms are replaced by women-friendly laws, policy and practice. Click Here Bride Price

Commitment to Quality

As a charity we have worked for over 24 years to support women and children experiencing domestic violence.  Over the years we have learnt to comprehend the depth and complexity in the needs of both women and their children, and so our domestic violence team have built up knowledge over the years regarding the dynamics of domestic violence and women’s broader experiences of gender based violence.

As an organisation we are committed to carrying the needs of our individuals at the centre of our programmes, and it is from these needs that we base our every decision. A way we meet the needs of our women is through our commitment to the five mifumi values: 

  1. We  believe in  Women and Children’s experience of Abuse
  2. We Prioritise Women and Children’s Safety and Confidentiality
  3. We support empowerment and self-help so women can regain control of their lives
  4. We Challenge Discrimination and Promote Equal Opportunities
  5. We  Encourage and Promote Staff Team Spirit and Personal Growth

Another way we ensure our commitment to quality is through our reflective process of gaining feedback from the survivors using our survivor tracking form. 

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Effective, Innovative and Unique Project Characteristics

MIFUMI has championed and pioneered innovative approaches to ending violence against women, as described below.

Surfacing underlying causes of VAWG and enabling the community to make the connections, such as bride price and strategic litigation on identified drivers of violence to pronounce them unconstitutional. The campaign on bride-price was bold and forced communities to deal with the issue of VAWG.

MIFUMI pioneered the set-up of formal Shelters for survivors of VAWG in Uganda, and linked to that, the safety nets/ ‘sheltering’ at the community level by women in the community, also taken on by a few committed leaders. 

The advice centre (AC) model at the sub county level that sensitised about, dealt with and referred cases of violence; supported by champions of women’s rights, eager to come to the rescue of those suffering violence and GSM in leadership positions to support them, encouraged action against VAWG in an inexpensive way.

An integrated and holistic approach and response to VAWG through amplifying voice, empowerment of women, focus on survivors (survivor centred), eliminating stigma and transforming the status and perceptions of/about the survivor in the community/ nurturing leadership and economic empowerment; adapting pathways to the needs and conditions of the survivor, while providing opportunity for perpetrators where possible, to redeem themselves.

Building a women’s social movement concerned with and addressing the issue of VAWG and rights, with the knowledge, awareness, skills, intent and courage to take action at the community level, and support women to access justice, while building their livelihood base and economic empowerment. Using the space of the VSLAs and cooperatives to provide encouragement, support and nurture to survivors, while taking an accommodative stand to support those suffering other forms of social injustice. This integrated economic and social assets building approach enabled survivors gain their dignity and influenced the communities.

Response to and follow up of cases of injustice and using numbers to highlight these cases, while working with the referral mechanism.