Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a women-led non–profit organization based in Northern Uganda working towards the prevention of violence against women and children and strives to improve the community livelihoods, promote peaceful communities to create a society free of human rights abuse and violations. FIRD was established to support women, girls and children that were victims and survivors of conflict related sexual violence in Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) camps and the communities during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war that lasted for 2 decades.

Since FIRD’s establishment in 2005 in Lango sub-region, FIRD’s dedication has been to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable–especially women, girls, children, adolescents, young women and youth. Their work to-date is a result of visionary leadership along with a strong Board of Directors and a vibrant committed staff that continues to advance gender equality, social justice and respect for human rights and human dignity.