Advocacy

Bride price traps women in relationships that they cant get out from

MIFUMI’s belief is that advocacy is a process, rather than an event. As such, advocacy is a continuous aspect of MIFUMI’s work at all levels of engagement. MIFUMI’s advocacy work has included grass roots interventions that have led to community by-laws, district level efforts that have resulted in referenda and local level resolutions and district ordinances; and ultimately national level issues that influence policy, practice and legislation.

MIFUMI’s advocacy activities have varied far and wide between and are adapted as the need arises.

MIFUMI achieved a favourable ruling on the issue of bride price, which has been a core campaign issue for the organisation for many years. On 6th August 2015, the Supreme Court of Uganda ruled that the refund of bride price was unconstitutional, signifying a critical next step in the campaign against the practice and other harmful cultural practices.