GDPU (Gulu Disabled Persons Union)
The GDPU started its activities in 1979 when Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Gulu organized themselves in order to get food and essential commodities despite serious shortages that faced the country right after the fall of Idi Amin. PWDs sent a delegation to District authorities in Gulu where they explained the problems that they were facing, and successfully petitioned the District Commissioner to designate a specific day that PWDs could get their food rations.

They continued operating as an unofficial group until 1992, when they formally set up the GDPU as an NGO that would advocate for, and serve as a voice for PWDs in Gulu district.
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