Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa (RIDE -AFRICA) is a non-government, nonprofit making and non-partisan organization. It was founded in 1996 by a group of social workers with a major purpose of advocating for the promotion and protection of women, youth and children’s rights. It is registered under Ministry of Internal Affairs under NGO Board- INDR 3467975NB

RIDE AFRICA currently operates in the Ten districts of Tooro Region, Western Uganda.


A society where men, women and children enjoy their rights


To promote the respect and protection of rights of vulnerable women and children in Uganda.


To provide life-saving assistance and support to vulnerable populations in Uganda.

Core Objectives

Service Above self

RIDE-AFRICA encourages individuals to actively engage in activities that contribute to the well-being and welfare of others. This takes various forms, such as volunteering time and skills, donating resources, advocating for causes, or initiating projects that address social, environmental, or humanitarian issues


RIDE-AFRICA ensures maintaining the privacy and security of sensitive data, personal records, or privileged information that has been shared in a professional or personal context. This includes information about individuals, organizations, clients, patients, or any other parties involved

Team Work

RIDE-AFRICA by leveraging the collective strengths of its members, a well-functioning team can achieve goals that might be beyond the capabilities of individuals working alone


RIDE-AFRICA realizes  that voluntarism plays a significant role in addressing social, environmental, and humanitarian issues. It is driven by the desire to make a positive impact, contribute to the well-being of others, and create a better society. 


RIDE-AFRICA provides and ensures a state of being equal, fair, and just, where all individuals(staff and beneficiaries) are treated impartially and have the same rights, opportunities, and protections under the law, regardless of their race, gender, religion, social class, or any other characteristic. It is a fundamental principle of justice and human rights that advocates for the elimination of discrimination, oppression, and prejudice.


RIDE-AFRICA believes in openness, and easiness understand and see  clear and accessible information, processes, and decision-making that can be easily scrutinized, evaluated, and understood by others.Transparency contributes to accountability, trust, and informed decision-making.



Socio - Economic Empowerment

Improved innovative agricultural technology and linkages allowing farmers to maximize the agricultural value chain leading to improved quality and quantity of agricultural output among smallholder farmers in Rwenzori region. 

Gender Based Violence

RIDE-AFRICA is currently implementing a SGBV project “Action to strengthen the capacity of women’s grass root CBOs and communities to influence institutions to advocate progress on GEWE (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment, and EVAWG (Ending Violence against Women and Girls) prevention and response” 

Human Rights Advocacy

Increased pupil school retention and completion attributed to different community engagements conducted by RIDE-AFRICA majorly through training of 3,277 directly reached different community members.

Environmental Conservation and Energy

As our population grows, so does the pressure on use of natural resources. Our programs are aligned to sustainable green economic development with the full participation of our communities and stakeholders.Go green, breathe clean. Stop polluting the environment. Save our planet. Think before you trash it

Health Care

RIDE -AFRICA mobilized over 15,000 Most-At-Risk Population to demand for HIV/AIDS prevention, mitigation and care services in line with UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets ( by 2018) (90% of all people living with HIV know their status; 90% of all positive people are enrolled into care and 90% of those in care have their viral load suppressed). 

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