The overall change we want to see is “Empowered marginalised persons enjoying their human rights in an inclusive society.”  The ability of marginalized groups to fully enjoy their human rights is a function of their capacity to influence change in the mindsets of faith and religious leaders, duty bearers and the community towards protecting their rights and increasing their access to services.

It further depends on their financial capacity to meet the basic necessities of life, the capacity of UCAA to provide evidence and direction on the use of faith-based strategies, the strength of an affirming faith movement to dismantle myths, and the capacity of UCAA to support marginalized groups achieve these.

UCAA believes that if the attitudes of duty bearers and other stakeholders change positively towards marginalized persons and if marginalized persons and faith leaders have the capacity and urgency to demand their rights and have sustainable income sources, the society will be inclusive and they will be empowered to enjoy their rights. This theory is illustrated in the figure below.


“Empowered marginalised persons enjoying their rights in an inclusive society”

Strategic Objectives

 Strategic objective 1

To generate knowledge and information on the faith-related realities of marginalized communities to inform advocacy for their rights and well-being.

Strategic Objective 2

To build the capacity of marginalized groups and faith-based leaders to use faith-based strategies to dismantle the bias created by the different faith denominations against marginalized groups.

Strategic objective 3

To improve the economic well-being of marginalized persons through improving their social interactions and economic activities

Strategic objective 4

To build a strong organization with motivated staff, sustained funding and vibrant financial, administrative and operation systems.

The UCAA Strategic Plan 2024-2028 seeks to scale up its work and achieve the above objectives through the following programmes

Thematic Area 1

Knowledge Management and Advocacy

Thematic Area 2

Faith, Empowerment and Solidarity

Thematic Area 3

Socio-economic Justice

Thematic Area 4

Institutional Development