My name is Frances Birungi-Odong. I am a Director of programs at Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children’s welfare (UCOBAC). A non-governmental organization in Uganda whose mission is to improve welfare of vulnerable women and children in Uganda using community based initiatives.
I hold a degree in social sciences (Sociology) and a master’s degree in Human rights from Makerere University. I have worked in UCOBAC for the past 15 years, developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives to protect and promote the rights of women and girls, including; Land and property rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health rights, and the right to participation in governance and decision making processes.
I work with grassroots groups, organizations and communities to mobilize local resources, strengthen their community development practices and transform public policies at local, national, regional and global levels through research and analysis, grassroots organizing and engagements, partnerships and advocacy.