The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) was created precisely to organize civil society under a common platform to generate greater momentum to demand for and end to extreme poverty. Since its established in late 2004, GCAP has grown to be the largest anti-poverty movement in the world; with active coalitions in over 100 countries.
The Uganda GCAP Coalition is spearheading the campaign in Uganda to challenge poverty and inequality through demanding for greater accountability, transparency and political will on the promises made at national and international level to end poverty in the country. Hosted by Uganda National NGO Forum the campaign aims to demand commitment, responsiveness and action by leaders and the political system towards the expressed citizens' demands. The coalition is made up of over 60 members from drawn from different civil society groups including youth groups, women groups, faith based organisations, community based organisations, professional associations, media and journalists associations, non governmental organisations, parliamentary forums; university guild associations etc.
The coalition is driven by the conviction that an end to poverty is possible; that all the MDGs are achievable; and there are adequate resources in Uganda for all this to happen. Key strategic areas of focus for the campaign include Good Governance (civic participation, public accountability and transparency); Citizens' Obligations (upholding constitutional obligations, individual and collective political rights); Quality Education (inequality in access to quality education); Fair Trade Policies; Climate Change; Infant and Maternal Mortality; and Aid Effectiveness (effective leadership; and prudent use of aid resources).
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