Is the oil sector development in Uganda’s Albertine rift occurring for the benefit of the communities or in spite of them? Is the oil wealth serving the local poor or further impoverishing them? The answers to these questions begin to take shape with the unsettling experiences of residents from...

“Studying law has been hard, but gives me satisfaction. I have been able to challenge my own death sentence and my legal knowledge has been of great help to my fellow inmates. I have helped them to access bail, succeed in appeals and mitigate lesser sentences. In the future, I want to be a voice...

5 Aug 2015

 As momentum builds towards the 2016 general elections, DGF’s Voter Education (VE) Partners are faced with the ultimate task of leveling the playing field by sensitizing communities on their rights and responsibilities in the electoral process. This is why the 16 partners met on 15th-16th July...

5 Aug 2015

45 year old Jane mutonyi (not real names) hails from Dar-es-Salam in Tanzania. For over 6 years, she disguised herself as a male miner in her country to make a living and indeed, she got away with it. Today, she is an accomplished and widely respected female mine owner with 50 staff to her name...

Women in Uganda constitute over 51% of the population, it is therefore critical that issues affecting them are prioritized, if the laws, polices and regulations are to reflect the citizens’ needs. For the first time in a long time, women have registered their political demands remarkably. They...

The sustainability of state funded legal aid services; fast-tracking of the enactment of the Legal Aid Policy and Act, and the need for provision of state funded legal aid across criminal and civil justice systems, set the foundation for deliberations during the 3rd National Legal Aid Conference...

Does the Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QUAM) add value to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)? This interrogation has occupied significant space and time in CSO discussions since 2007, when the self-regulating instrument was launched. QuAM, an initiative of NGOs for NGOs has been...

As clearly stipulated by the United Nations “Water and Sanitation is a human right”. The realization of this right should translate into equitable access to clean and safe water for all, in adequate quantities, without compromised down time. This assertion was reaffirmed and its practicality in...

22 Jul 2015

Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2015. Organised by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and the Coalition against Torture (CAT), the national commemoration took place at the Railway Grounds...

The High Court in Kampala, on 3 July 2015, nullified the Speaker’s dismissal of journalists Sulaiman Kakaire and David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’ published in a local bi-weekly newspaper The Observer, on the 21st...

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