The Mirembe Project was founded in 1999 to advance human rights and social justice, especially in the Global South.
Mirembe supports social entrepreneurs whose dedication and far-reaching vision have yielded transformational impact in the areas of youth empowerment, women's rights, community change through creative dialogue, and human rights and HIV/AIDS. Small-scale projects, even with significant accomplishments, find it hard to attract the necessary resources to sustain their efforts. Grassroots leaders are already stretched thin to perform the work, let alone publicize successes and generate materials to reach a wider audience. The Mirembe Project acts as a bridge - we provide seed money and support for organizations to broadcast their achievements, and expand awareness about issues requiring widespread attention.
SupportThe Mirembe Project has supported the following initiatives
Foundation for the Development of Needy Communities
Foundation for the Development of Needy Communities, a youth empowerment project in Eastern Uganda.
Hope North was created to provide children a safe haven away from the threat of war and abduction in Northern Uganda.
Centre for the Right to Health
Centre for the Right to Health is a grassroots enterprise which advocates for the full realization of the right to health in Nigeria
GROOTS Kenya was established to "ensure that grassroots women are masters of their own destiny through their direct participation in decision making processes
Sponsor / PartnerThe Mirembe Project has acted as fiscal sponsor and sometimes operating partner for
ATHENA is an international initiative which aims to advance gender equity and human rights in the global response to HIV/AIDS.
INTERSECT is a network-building initiative which encourages new and innovative ways of addressing HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and the social ills that allow these co-epidemics to flourish so relentlessly across the global landscape.