In many societies in Uganda, single parents are marginalised because of their status. This marginalisation extends beyond simple stigma. It involves single parents being denied their constitutional rights; such as the right to ownership of matrimonial property in cases of spouse death or separation, the right to custody of their children, the right to be heard and participate in their local community policy making. As a result, single parents -especially women- are sidelined during such important processes of decision making and their chances of being heard and issues that affect them negatively recognised and acted upon, is made slim. SPAU provides support and information to single parents with the aim of empowering them and enabling them to express their needs and choices. Through educating single parents, SPAU seeks to empower them to carry out advocacy and lobbying through the various chains of government, faith groups, and the general public so as to effect positive change in their favour.