Organization for Muslims’ Social Development and Innovation (OMUSDI) is a non-profit making organization committed to promotion of human rights and defending the rights of the poor, marginalized and socially excluded minorities, with a special focus on Muslim women, children and youths in Wakiso,Mukono, Luweero and Kampala Districts. The organization employs both faith based and secular approaches in advocating for the rights of the target group and eradication of any form of discrimination.
Muslim communities have unique human rights challenges mostly associated with theological and doctrinal divides. Many men in Muslim communities still objectify women and the girl child hence leading to early marriages, forced marriages, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, child trafficking, recruitment into terrorism, which all negatively impact the fundamental rights of women and the girl child. OMUSDI therefore seeks to elevate the status of women and the girl child in Muslim communities through human rights awareness and empowerment programs geared towards causing practice change
OMUSDI contributes to SDG1 which is to ensure that every person in Uganda lives above the poverty line by the year 2030. In the target communities, the low levels of income caused as a result of practices contribute to vulnerability of girls and women. Women controlled by their husbands and prevented from engaging in meaningful employment. OMUSDI shall empower these women and girls which will in turn contribute to ending poverty.
Unlocking the potential of a girl child and the fight against sexual gender based violence among the youth in schools and communities in our geographical operational communities.