Empowering the oppressed with skills for strategic nonviolence and movement building

Solidarity Uganda is a progressive organization of activists, community organizers, and political education trainers focused on building the power of poor and oppressed peoples throughout Africa and beyond. It runs Wii Otem Center for Civil Resistance and Alternatives, East Africa’s only training facility specifically for civil resistance. We have helped countless grassroots campaigns and movements in East Africa and elsewhere achieve their goals, build their numbers and power, and develop better strategies for engendering lasting change. We focus on training, coaching, and capacity-building for activists and organizers to boost their social and political effectiveness.

We educate vulnerable communities through discussion-based “problem-posing” education. The pedagogical methods of such community-based trainings employ cross-cultural interactions, physical activities, arts, debates, and other interactive and experiential approaches. Some call this “popular education,” “pedagogy of the oppressed,” or “adult education” (but we think even kids learn better this way)

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Our Vision

A liberated Africa where people exercise their power.

Our Mission

To support the oppressed in building their collective power to achieve social and political change.

Our Values

  • Human and Environmental Freedom
  • Civil Resistance
  • Constructive Alternatives
  • Intersectional Organizing
  • Solidarity