JINJA, Uganda
Joined February 2023

We work in grassroots communities of Uganda to promote the rights of vulnerable women and girls through provision of quality human rights based legal aid, psycho-social support and VAW/G prevention

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, HIV/Aids, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Rights

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL AID UGANDA (DOVILAID-U) is a registered National Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 2016 to mobilize grassroots communities to prevent and respond to VAW/G and HIV/AIDS in Uganda.  DOVILAID-U works with communities, institutions, civil society and the government to promote the rights of women and girls to create safer, healthier and happier relationships, homes and communities.

Vision: Vulnerable women and girls accessing quality legal services and realizing their rights

Mission: To promote the rights of vulnerable women and girls through provision of quality human rights based legal aid, legal and rights awareness, community outreach, empowerment and advocacy.

Our Aim: To create changes in the attitudes, behavior and practices that perpetuate violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and HIV in Uganda.

Core Values:

  • Professional excellence
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Non Discrimination

Core Principles:

(a) Utilize existing resources and avoid duplication of processes.

(b) Community participation.

(c) Deliver cost effective and quality services.

(d) Cooperation and linkages with other stakeholders including government structure, Civil Society Organizations and private advocates for pro bono services.


Our Objectives

  • Engaging with women and men at the grassroots level to raise awareness about, and prevent, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS
  • To enable vulnerable individuals and communities to effectively resolve disputes using both litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • To undertake human rights centered and evidence based advocacy for reform of laws, Policies and Practices.
  • To pilot DOVILAID-U as a model for delivery of legal aid services in Uganda


Services Offered:

Legal Advice, psycho social support, mental health awareness, Legal representation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Counseling, Legal Awareness, Referrals and a Toll free phone line