FHRI is a membership organisation with an organisational structure that comprises the General Assembly, Board of Trustees, Working Group, Board of Directors and the Secretariat.
The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of FHRI, the Board of Trustees are the custodians of FHRI property and Constitution, the Working Group provides the strategic direction of the organisation especially on emerging issues, the Board of Directors formulates and supervises policy and programme implementation and the Secretariat is the implementing arm.
Membership is open to all individuals who subscribe to the aims and objectives of the Foundation. The membership of FHRI has grown to 1290 members (563 female and 727 male) from 95 districts in Uganda and expanding to Tanzania and USA by the end of June 2015. This development implies a growth of the human rights movement. Over the years, members have contributed to realizing FHRI objectives through collection of human rights information and fundraising.
Membership is categorized into two categories namely: Individual and Corporate Membership.
Individual Membership: this is classified into two;
- Life Member
These are full members, eligible for election whose subscription adds up to Ug. Shs. 250,000/= or US $ 150.
- Friend of the Foundation
These are members, ineligible for election, whose subscription is any amount ranging from Ug. Shs. 20,000/= to 249,000/= or between US $ 10 and US $ 149.9.
- Associate member, companies or organizations ineligible for election, pay a minimum of Ug. Shs. 500,000 payable at once or US $ 300.
- All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
- Only life members are eligible to vote.
- Life members are eligible to become members of the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.
- All members are entitled to receive updates on the activities of the organization and are part of a national information network for the organization.
- All members may be invited to FHRI's conferences and training workshops.
- All members can access and use the FHRI Information Centre at a subsidised cost.
Membership Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Members must subscribe to the Vision, Mission and Values of FHRI.
2. Publicize the organisation;
3. Participate in on-going organisational activities; be proactive and prompt the organisation on imperative concerns that the organisation needs to take on.
4. Report incidences of human rights abuse and provide information that is used in exposing the latter.