As a women led organisation, we play an important role in addressing human rights violations in a context of discrimination where patriarchal social models predominate, this gives us more courage to coordinate and support other women human rights defenders in the region. We applaud National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders Uganda for continuously supporting us through trainings which enables us learn documentation of human rights violations, create referral pathways in the region, develop security plans and recommend us to other development partners. As a result of the NCHRD-U, together with other partners we formed the Busoga Women Human rights defenders Network through which we support each other. NCHRD-U has showed us that we can climb more and more mountains.
– Namansa Juliet Faith Balaba (Environmental Rights Defender and EU Human Rights Defenders of the year 2019)