Knowledge Management and Advocacy
UCAA uses research and documentation as a tool to generate and manage knowledge for evidence-based advocacy. By doing this, UCAA contributes to the knowledge base on faith-based strategies to promote human rights for marginalised groups. By working with partners, UCAA pushes for attitudinal changes of duty bearers and faith leaders and causes shifts in policies, laws and programming that benefit the lives of marginalised persons.
UCAA strengthens the capacity of marginalised groups and other stakeholders to promote the rights of marginalised groups. This is done through pastoral care, psychosocial support for marginalised communities, faith retreats as well as capacity building workshops on the use of faith-based strategies to promote inclusion.
UCAA supports marginalised persons to acquire vocational skills to be able to match the current job-required skills as well as to create jobs for themselves. This is achieved through deliberate sponsoring of marginalised persons to acquire skills from accredited vocational institutions, mentorship and complimenting economic empowerment programs for its members.
Faith-based movement building
UCAA deliberately engages with religious and faith leaders and organisations to create a formidable force to demystify religious and faith dogmas that marginalise people, to foster inclusion.
UCAA strives to build a strong and well-grounded organisation, continuously learning, innovative, well-positioned and sustainable to challenge violations of the rights of marginalised groups. Strengthening the finance, monitoring and evaluation, governance systems, Human resources and sustained resources are the key priorities in UCAA’s institutional building goal.
Our contribution to the faith human rights movement
- Increased support, inclusion and acceptance of marginalised persons as demonstrated by 61 religious leaders, 33 policymakers and over 500 community members that we engaged who are now champions of inclusion.
- Created awareness and understanding of the rights of marginalised persons among 115 faith leaders and 21 faith-based organizations.
- Developed research and analysis on the rights of marginalised persons from a faith-based angle
- Strengthened systems and structures of the organization through capacity-building training, development of key organizational policies and implementation of the developed policies; this supported the efficiency, relevance, and responsiveness of the organization to members.