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Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girls

This project will provide education, lunch, school materials and school uniforms to orphaned girls. Counseling support, nutrition and basic health care will be offered to rehabilitate these children.

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Empower Child Domestic Workers Through Education

This project aims to stop child exploitation in Uganda by removing 100 children in Kampala aged 14-17 from domestic work and placing them in vocational training. Money raised will pay for room and board, tuition, unif Read more....

  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
  • Platform for Labour Action
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  • Consultant Strategic Planning
      TITLE: Terms of Reference of Consultancy services to prepare a rolling Strategic Plan 2013-2015 BACKGROUND: Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization that was founded in 2000 by Read more.....
  • PLA in the newspapers
    Child labour hinders education in Masindi, Kiryandongo districts The district authorities and non-governmental organisations in Masindi and Kiryandongo are struggling to contain the rising number of child labourers. Read more.....
  • Introducing Platform For Labour Action
    Every hour of the day someone in the world is being laid off or declared redundant in the formal or informal sector. The effects of unemployment in the developing world can be devastating. The level of dependence on on Read more.....
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Introducing Platform for Labour Action

Every hour of the day someone in the world is being laid off or declared redundant in the workforce, with devastating repercussions, particularly in the developing world where unemployment of a single person often means the ruin of an entire family, many times the extended family. Lack of job security in Uganda locks individuals and communities in a vicious cycle of poverty.

Recent studies indicate that 24.5% of Ugandans, most of whom are children, are living below the poverty line. And a 2010/11 household survey by UBOS estimated that 2.75 million children in Uganda are engaged in child labour, 51% (1.4m) of whom are involved in hazardous work. Unsafe working conditions, inadequate access the healthcare, the aftermath of war, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and a lack of adequate social security coverage for all persons continue to worsen the plight of these already vulnerable workers.

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a national civil society organization founded in 2000 by a group of female activists in response to the absence of an appropriate voice to address the rights of and issues facing marginalized workers, especially women, youth and children. Under the direction of a multidisciplinary Board, and through community task force members, peer educators and human rights activists, PLA staff work tirelessly to promote and protect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers.

This is through community outreach, research, legal aid, advocacy for human rights, support for vocational and formal education, and actions against child exploitation; withdrawal, protection and rehabilitation.

PLA has headquarters and a secretariat in Kampala, and field offices in Lira, Iganga and Wakiso Districts. PLA continuously collaborates in different initiatives and partnerships with local, national, regional and international institutions and organizations.

 
PLA's Vision

Vision
A society in which democratic values and social justice are respected and observed in the world of work. Read more.....

 
PLA's Mission Statement

Mission
We are an NGO that promotes and protects the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowerment of communities and individuals, action oriented research, policy dialogue, and legal aid in Uganda. Read more.....