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Single Parents Association of Uganda

Uganda | http://www.spau.org/
Joined in December 2007

About Us

Single Parents Association of Uganda (SPAU) is a Ugandan charitable organisation that aims to empower poor and marginalised single parents and their families in Uganda to increase their household incomes and also aims to provide a forum through which marginalised Single Parents can fearlessly campaign for the respect of their rights, especially to property and custody of their children, as equal members of society. SPAU was started on the 17th day of October 1999 and is registered with the government of Uganda under charity number S.5914/2980.

SPAU campaigns to achieve equality of opportunities for Single Parents, singles, widowed, divorced or separated and regardless of tribe, race, nationality, gender, or religion. SPAU is concerned with promoting the welfare and socio- and economic development of single parents and theor households. There are very many people living in Single Parent Families in Uganda; a vast majority of whom live on less than a dollar (US) a day. SPAU mobilises single parents into smaller units, “SPAU groups”, reflective of the different areas in which they live and also areas in which SPAU operates. It is through these groups that SPAU extends support to the single parents and members of their families.

SPAU supports poor and marginalized single parents in Uganda to attain the betterment of their socio-economic livelihoods and also to achieve the respect of their rights as equal members of society through empowering the single parents to carry out activities that can generate a sustainable household income and also empowering them to become more savvy of their rights and roles in their respective communities.

SPAU’s vision is to overcome poverty and stigma among single parents and help create a society that recognises, respects and accepts single parents as equal members of society who, once empowered can greatly contribute to the society's development.

Single Parents Association of Uganda (SPAU) is a Ugandan charitable organisation that aims to empower poor and marginalised single parents and their families in Uganda to increase their household incomes and also aims to provide a forum…

Issue Areas Include

  • Family
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Poverty
  • Women

Location

  • Plot 283, Willis Road, None +256, Uganda
    Namirembe

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