ACTV is involved in advocating for the prevention and end of torture internationally, regionally and nationally.Specifically, ACTV works on;
- Advocating for the prevention of torture and provision of services to survivors of torture.
- Increasing awareness among security agencies and the general public/community about torture and its consequences through trainings and workshops.
- Advocating for enactment of laws prohibiting torture and operationalize torture policies and guidelines. Heading the Coalition against Torture (CAT-Uganda), efforts to have an anti-torture law have to date yielded the passage of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture bill by the Parliament of Uganda as at 26th April 2012.
- Networking for comprehensive advocacy and service provision to survivors of torture.
- Inspecting prisons and other places of detention. This is in partnership with the relevant security agencies especially Uganda Prisons service.
- ACTV is an active and subscrbed member of a number of professional associations, coaltiions and working groups on Human rights that are platforms for collective action on Human rights and governance.
ACTV is a member of:
- Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET-U)http://www.hurinet.or.ug/
- The Uganda Counseling Association (UCA).http://www.ugandacounselling.org/
- The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) http://www.ngoforum.or.ug/
- Legal Aid Service Providers’ Network (LASPNET) http://laspnet.org
Coalitions and Working Groups
- ACTV is the convener of the Civil and Political Rights Cluster under the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism Project of HURINEThttp://www.upruganda.or.ug/.
- ACTV is the chair organisation of the Coalition Against Torture (CAT) in Uganda, a loose coalition of 10 Civil Society actors with support from donors and international bodies.
ACTV sits on the working group and coaltions of;
- Police Reform and Accountability under HURINET.
- Human Rights Defenders under HURINET-U and the Human Rights Centre Uganda (http://hrcug.org/)
- Criminal Justice Working Group of the Judicial Law and Order Sector ( http://www.jlos.go.ug/)
- Civil Sciety Budget Advocacy Group under FOWODE (http://fowode.org/)
ACTV is actively involved in networking and collaborations with state and non state actors in the fight against torture.Among the state actors, ACTV works with;
- The Uganda Police
- Uganda Prisons Service.
- All member institutions of JLOs.
- Ministry of Health.
ACTV works with the Media, Academia and all leaders at different levels to amplify the fight against torture.