What’s OMUSDI.

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.

Overall Development Objective

To enhance ability of the marginalised and venerable communities, tackle their own economic, social and cultural Human Rights problems for sustainable community development and specifically;

To promote and protect the rights of the deprived and under privileged Muslim communities. To provide quality legal and Human Rights knowledge and assistance to the venerable communities especially women and girls.

Advocate for a better women welfare and development programs aimed at social economic empowerment through their participation.

Organise programs that are based on social pressure to influence decision making at both local and national level in favour of the marginalised and vulnerable communities.

OUR CAUSES

• Promotion of gender equity and eliminate gender-based violence in the marginalised and poor communities.

• Health education through building knowledge, skills and positive attitudes about health in physical, mental, emotional and social aspects.

• Strengthening sexual reproductive health rights through innovation and research programs that address social, cultural and economic factors that undermine girls and women.

• Livelihood promotion (improving resilience of household livelihoods, diversification of livelihood strategies, improving access to markets.

• Environmental justice and addressing problems associated with climate change.

Overall Development Objective

To enhance ability of the marginalised and venerable communities, tackle their own economic, social cultural and Human Rights problems for sustainable community development and specifically;

To promote and protect the rights of the deprived and under privileged communities.

Advocate for a better women welfare and development programs aimed at social economic empowerment through their participation.

Organise programs that are based on social pressure to influence decision making at both local and national level in favour of the marginalised and vulnerable communities.

PROGRAMME.

Promotion of gender equity, eliminate gender-based discrimination and violence in the marginalised and poor communities.Image

ACTION ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.

Violence against women (VAW) also known gender-based violence and sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) are violent acts primarily or exclusively committed against women.

Domestic violence (DV) is a human problem that affects the lives of individuals, families and societies. This vice knows no religion, race gender or language. Domestic violence’s damage is a social, psychological, financial, emotional and physical. Victims and perpetrators of domestic violence often find themselves in a vicious cycle that is hard to break unless appropriate intervention and prevention approaches are adopted and one of the approaches is to work with the established structure of the Muslim leadership who always interface with the communities routinely e.g. 5 times a day at their mosques.

Latest Event

PROGRAMME

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.

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ACTION.

We run a careers’ program in schools in which we reach out to pupils and students at different levels and train them on their career goal. The students are empowered on skills like team building, hard work, goal setting and self realisation which is essential for a holistic development of the student. The program is aimed at unlocking the potential of the young generation.

Under the same program we incorporate in the aspect of gender-based discrimination, through sensitization and awareness creation sessions on the prevention of GBV which should start at an early age in life, by educating and working with the young in efforts to prevent and end violence against girls and women.

Helping the Homeless, Refugees, the hungry, victims of gender based violence. out of schools pupils and students with life skill training. Among others