Like most parts of Uganda, Kapchorwa District has had a turbulent electoral history. Political contenders faced challenges of narrow political space for competition and deep animosity amongst competitors. Often, those in power would not consent to fair competition with their... read more
She is tall and lanky but swift with the speed of a 16 year old girl. Her speech is just as fast, but no one misses a word she speaks as each word is attached to value. As we sat patiently waiting to interview her, she rushed about the village inviting local leaders to attend... read more
It is 8:30am and guests are streaming into his office. Most of them are elderly people, school pupils, teachers, politicians,district offi cials and the other citizens, all queuing up to meet him. At the extreme corner of his office, awards of various sizes and shapes are... read more
The highly contested 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections were concluded in February 2016.Prior to the elections, little was done by the Ugandan citizenry, policy makers, and Development Partners on Uganda’s weak regulatory framework for campaign financing.... read more
Esau Rwamitoma is not an ordinary farmer. Although he lives in the remote hills of Mitooma village on the outskirts of Rukungiri district, he has big dreams and plans that are visibly taking shape in his surroundingst the age of 35 years, he owns a house and is well on his way to wealth creation... read more
Torture is one of the most painful experiences that feature in the testimonies of victims and survivors of armed confl ict(s) in Northern Uganda. Canogura Denis, a father of 3, is a victim and survivor of torture and a benefi ciary of physical repair and psychological support... read more
Maria Nakut- at 65 years lives in Nadunget Sub County in Moroto district. She was denied her right to access and possess land which she inherited from her father. A son to her father’s shepherd claimed ownership of the land, arguing that being a woman, Maria had no right to... read more
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process that involves the review of human rights records of all UN Member States, to assess their compliance with human rights obligations and commitments.
The UPR is a state driven process, under the... read more
Initially, when the DGF team met her, all she was able to say was that “the organization that helped me wipe away my tears”.
46 year old Zurumina Basitire and mother of 5, was married 130kms away from her family. When her husband died, and sicknesses set in, she decided to return home and... read more
300 households against one family over land was definitely a recipe for violence and bloodshed. This was the dilemma that prevailed in Rusoona village, situated in Kiziranfumbi Sub County, approximately 40 kms from Hoima Town.
When Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED), a... read more