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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....

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About PLA
About PLA

ABOUT US

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) is a National Civil Society Organization that was founded in the year 2000. PLA is focused on promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowerment of communities and individuals in Uganda. Our target population are; vulnerable and marginalized workers, majority of who are women, youth and children. This includes children in exploitative forms of work and those at risk of exploitation; vulnerable and marginalized workers infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, persons with disability, women, youth and the low income earners (below UGX. 400,000 or 120 US dollars per month) and other groups defined as vulnerable and marginalized.

PLA's Vision

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

PLA's Mission Statement

Promoting and protecting the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers through empowernment of communities and individuals in Uganda.

PLA's Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to our mission and work
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Team work
  • Respect for Human Rights and Justice
  • Zero tolerance of corruption

PLA's Target Group

PLA’s target groups are vulnerable, marginalized and undocumented workers.They include:

  • Children in exploitative forms of work
  • Children at risk of exploitation
  • People infected and affected by HIV-AIDS and severe chronic illness
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Low income earners (below UGX. 400,000 or 120 US dollars per month)
  • Other defined vulnerable and marginalized groups in the informal sector

WHAT WE DO

Empowering communities through awareness raising on issues affecting vulnerable workers through;

  • Provision free legal aid to enable access to justice
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Policy engagement and social development sector budget monitoring,
  • Capacity development; and bridging the gap to access to services like Education, Health, Legal services among vulnerable target groups.

Support Vulnerable and Marginalised Workers access justice through;

  • Provision of free legal aid services through direct service delivery; referral mechanisms; and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Support Vulnerable and Marginalised Workers through;

  • Provision of livelihood support, skills development for children in vocational institutions; and improving access to and retention in formal education.

NATURE OF CLIENTS OR WORKERS THAT PLA PROVIDES FREE LEGAL AID SERVICES

Informal sector workers or other low income earners; earning less than USD 120 (below 400,000 Uganda Shillings per month). These include;

  • Domestic workers (Housemaids)
  • Security Guards (Askaris)
  • Construction workers
  • Teachers
  • Fuel pump attendants
  • Factory workers
  • Shop Attendants and Water vendors
  • Drivers, taxi drivers, conductors and motor cycle (boda boda riders) and car washers
  • Office Assistants/attendants, workers in markets and food vendors
  • Crafts, service workers like barbers, waiters and waitresses, street vendors and persons selling goods in kiosks and shops
  • Digging Communities

PLA's Strategic Goals

  • Empowering communities where the targeted groups live, in order to provide grassroots protection and assistance to their members and in order each out their communities and achieve multiplier effect on the society.
  • Establish partnerships and cooperation with worker's organizations, in order to ensure effective implementation of their mandate.
  • Protecting rights of individuals from the target groups and assisting them to realize their full potential in the society.
  • Monitoring the development and implementation of existing policies, regulation actions and reforms. Making recommendations in relation to existing and potential gaps in them.
  • Enhancing the capacity of PLA and our partner CBO's in order to effectively respond to the needs of the target groups.

OUR MANDATE

Since inception, PLA has been working with vulnerable and marginalized workers with specific focus on human rights protection; HIV&AIDS; Child Labour; Social Protection; Livelihood Support; and Employment. Other crosscutting issues include Gender and Development; Legal and Policy Development; Research and Knowledge Management. In order to implement its mandate, PLA employs a participatory approach of working with its beneficiaries; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) while promoting collaboration and networking with the local Governments and other development partners including the private sector.

STRATEGIC INTENTS

PLA will be guided by its goal of protecting human rights and improving livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized workers in Uganda. In this regard, PLA will adopt a set of strategies outlined under three thematic areas namely;

1) Social Protection, Human Rights and Accountability

2) Research and Knowledge management

3) Institutional development. These strategies and goal will underpin the PLA theory of change.

PLA THEORY OF CHANGE

The overall PLA theory of change is to empower communities through awareness raising on issues affecting vulnerable workers; provide free legal aid to enable access to justice; legal advocacy; policy engagement and social development sector budget monitoring, capacity development; and bridging the gap to access services including education, health, legal services among vulnerable target groups. These strategies will result into protection of human rights and improved livelihoods of vulnerable and marginalized workers in Uganda.

THEMATIC AREA SPECIFIC THEORIES OF CHANGE

a) Under Human Rights and Accountability; PLA will use multimedia approaches to create awareness about the rights of vulnerable and marginalized workers and empower communities to support them. In order to support VMWs access to justice, legal aid services will be provided through direct service delivery; referral mechanisms; and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The above interventions will lead to responsive communities and strengthened systems and structures that support vulnerable and marginalized workers enjoy their rights.


b) Through the Social Protection Thematic Area, PLA will support VMWs through provision of livelihood support, skills development for children in vocational institutions; and improving access to and retention in formal education. In order to mitigate the effects of HIV&AIDS, livelihood support will be provided to PLA beneficiaries. Youth will be supported through skills development programmes to enable them engage in gainful employment. The resultant effects will be improved living conditions for vulnerable and marginalized workers.


c) Research and Knowledge Development Thematic Area will be responsible for information generation, packaging and dissemination to PLA internal and external stakeholder. It will further strengthen the capacities of PLA and its partners in research and M&E to facilitate evidence based programming and advocacy. This will contribute towards empowered vulnerable communities able to demand and realize their rights.


d) The Institutional Strengthening and Development Thematic Area will contribute to the PLA goal through consolidating existing new strategic partnerships and creating new ones in order to implement its programmes. It will further build capacity of implementing partners; its staff and the Board; and regularly carry out organizational capacity assessments to inform systems and structural reviews. PLA will further conduct performance reviews for its staff and ensure continuous staff development and growth, evaluation of programmes; and mobilize resources in order to deliver the aspirations of this strategic plan. The above strategies will result into strengthened capacity of PLA and its stakeholders in delivering its mandate as stated in the strategic plan.

THE SECRETARIAT

PLA secretariat is headed by the Executive Director who is supported by a Senior Management Team (SMT) that includes the Finance and Administrative Manager and the Deputy Executive Director in charge of programmes. Below the SMT are the programme and other support staff. The secretariat is in charge of programme implementation and handles administrative, leadership, planning, resource mobilization and control matters of the organisation. PLA has regional field offices in Lira and Iganga where it works with community based organizations to support vulnerable and marginalized workers. The field offices provide for rapid response to issues at the local level and support capacity building efforts for CBOs and District Local Governments.

Senior Management Members include;

  1. Ms. Lilian Keen Mugerwa        - Strategy and Legal Advisor
  2. Ms. Grace Mukwaya -Lule       - Executive Director
  3. Ms. Joy Katoono Kasinga        - Manager Programmes- Rights, Social Protection and Accountability
  4. Ms. Flora Nakibuuka               - Senior Accountant

GOVERNANCE

PLA has a Board as its supreme decision making authority. It is composed of a multidisciplinary Board of Directors with expertise in different but relevant fields and sits on regular basis to guide the organization’s strategic direction and monitors policies, procedures and reviews organizational performance reports.

The board is comprised of the members below;

  1. Ms. Enid Nambuya                  - Chairperson
  2. Mr. Remy Ssali - Vice Chairperson
  3. Ms. Sarah Nannyanzi               - Treasurer
  4. Prof. Charles . B. Rwabukwali   - Board Member
  5. Ms. Rita Sembuya - Board Member
  6. Ms. Sarah Banenya Mugalu - Board Member
  7. Ms. Judith Nalumu- Lumu - Board Member
  8. Ms. Lilian Keene -Mugerwa - Strategy and Legal Advisor
  9. Ms. Grace Mukwaya                - Lule Executive Director

OFFICE ADDRESS/LOCATION

Platform for Labour Action has three regional offices across the country including Central Uganda in Kampala hosting the Head Office (Secretariat) serving the greater Kampala Metropolitan districts of Mukono, Mpigi and Wakiso, Eastern Region Office – in Iganga serving the districts of Kaliro and Bugiri including the nearby districts of Luuka, Namayengo, Tororo, Mbale etc and the Northern Region Office – in Lira servicing Lira, Dokolo and Amolatar and the nearby districts of Apac, Kole, Oyam etc.

HEAD OFFICE (SECRETARIAT)

PLATFORM FOR LABOUR ACTION (PLA)

P.O Box 9714 Kampala- Uganda

Plot 14 Martyrs Lane Ntinda Off  old Kira Road

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Tel: +256393260196/+256414253383/+256701260197

 

Toll Free Lines: Kampala 0800200867

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PLA EASTERN FIELD OFFICE

Municipality, Iganga District

Plot 38LRV2891 FOLOI 10

Bulolo Road – Flat No. 1

Tel: +256-392-177-078

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Toll Free Line: 0800 203 042

PLA NORTHERN FIELD OFFICE

Lira District Administration, Lira Municipality

Tel : +256 – 047-320-010 or +256 – 473-420-299

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Website : www.pla-uganda.org

Toll Free Line: 0800 203 043