RACOBAO specifically targets the following rights holders;
- Orphans and other vulnerable children
- People Living with HIV (PLHIV)
- Young people especially youth out of school
- Most At Risk Populations (MARPs): Bodaboda riders, CSW/barmaids and hotel attendants, Married and in long-term relationships (women 30-35 and men 40-45)
- Women and young girls
The above target has been selected owing to their vulnerability to the effects of socio-cultural factors such as early marriage, widow inheritance, wife sharing, courtship rape and polygamy. Other factors are chronic poverty, low status of women and girls, violation/abuse of human rights through sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), stigma and discrimination. These are compounded by inequity and low access to HIV prevention, care and treatment as well as low level of education.
Secondary Target Group/Duty bearers
Legal Duty bearers
RACOBAO targets the following key duty bearers;
Government leaders at all levels including relevant Politicians and civil servants .Specifically RACOBAO works more closely with Local councils ( vice chairpersons in charge children affairs), Probation and welfare officers, Community Development Officers, Child Protection Unit (Police), Health workers especially the District Health Officers (DHO), District HIV focal persons, in charges of health units, District Inspector of schools, District Education, water, environment, and commercial officers. Others include relevant structures such as District AIDS Committees (DAC), Health Units management committees (HUMCs), District orphans and Vulnerable Children committees (DOVCC), Sub county orphans and vulnerable children committees (SOVCC).
The district council is also targeted as it is the decision making organ at the district level charged with the responsibility of identifying local level priorities and allocating resources for implementation which decisions are implemented by the civil servants.
Moral Duty Bearers
RACOBAO recognises the importance of key community gatekeepers including religious and cultural leaders. These have big influence on the attitudes and practices of community members. Therefore RACOBAO targets to partner with them by building their capacity and by seeking their mutual support for the various projects. Similarly RACOBAO reaches the grass root through a cross section of community volunteers such as Village Health Teams (VHTs). RACOBAO also works with other NGOs and networks such as the ACT alliance, Uganda Network for AIDS Service Organisations (UNASO); and Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET) and District NGO Forums