The History of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is derived from its mandate as of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, Chapters 4 and 16 which is to: “empower communities to harness their potential through skills development, Labour productivity and cultural growth.” The constitution advocates for protection and promotion of fundamental rights of the poor and other vulnerable groups as well as institutions of traditional or cultural leaders.
The Ministry’s mandate is to empower communities to harness their potential through cultural growth, skills development and Labour productivity for sustainable and gender responsive development.
The mission is promotion of gender equality, labour administration, social protection and transformation of communities.
The vision is a better standard of living, equality and social cohesion, especially for poor and vulnerable groups in Uganda.
The Sector Strategic Objectives are:
-To empower communities to appreciate, access, participate in, manage and demand accountability in public and community based initiatives;
-To protect vulnerable persons from deprivation and livelihood risks;
-To create an enabling environment for increasing employment opportunities and productivity for Improved livelihoods and social security for all, especially the poor and vulnerable;
-To ensure that issues of inequality and exclusion in access to services across all sectors and at all levels are addressed; and
-To improve performance of SD institutions to coordinate and implement the SDIP at various levels.