People and Environment First

What We Do

Through our detailed research, committed campaigning and advocacy, we fight human rights abuses and injustices that face refugees and migrants, advancing their lives in a sustainable manner. We focus on a three item agenda that we believe can make change happen

Campaigns and Action

Through petitions, letters and protests, voluntary campaigners press for action from the people and institutions who can make change happen. We train and empower refugees and migrants to always be bold and vigilant on defending their human and civil rights as well as reporting any human rights abuses. We do legal representation of refugees and migrants in courts of law in addition to offering legal and any other supportive advice. We are well positioned to implement any projects that we believe can have a positive impact on the well-being of refugees and migrants.

Advocacy and Lobbying

We use our analysis to influence and press governments, companies and decision-makers to do the right thing. We influence policies and legislation making processes to ensure we have an equitable society. We petition courts, parliament and the international community to act in protection of the rights and dignity of refugees and migrants.


Human rights change starts with the facts. Our experts do accurate, cross-checked research into human rights violations by governments, host communities and donor agencies. We monitor and evaluate projects that target refugees and host communities.

“We apply all means available to us to ensure rights are enjoyed by all everywhere every day; engaging where we can and confronting where we must”.

Stay In School

In Uganda, more than 40 percent of school going children are missing so many days of school that they are academically at risk. It is estimated that every pupil misses class at least 15 times (about 5 times a month) a term between Primary Five and Primary Seven in government aided UPE schools and at least half that number in private schools. According to the Directorate of Education Standards (DES), over 20 percent of students miss school at least twice a week in primary schools in Uganda, a trend which leads to ‘inadequate and inefficient teaching and learning’.

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