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...

22 Jul 2015

Were civil society organizations consulted prior to the gazetting of the NGO Bill 2015? Does the Bill recognize the NGO sector and its contribution to the country’s development? What is the general spirit behind the Bill?

At the 5th National CSO Fair, an intense dialogue involving Civil...

On 24 March 2015, the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) launched its 17th Annual Report on the state of human rights in the country during 2014. The launch ceremony held at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala was preceded by presentation of the report to the Speaker of Uganda Parliament, Rt....

31 Mar 2015

On Friday March 20th, more than 120 members of the media, officers from the Uganda Police Force and other officials joined Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) to discuss findings of a baseline study into the professionalism, safety and security of journalists. HRNJ undertook the baseline...

Hard Choices or No Choices at All’ was the theme for the maiden debate series titled Situation Room Uganda” that was launched at the Kampala Serena Hotel on  Tuesday 16 March 2015. The debate series is an initiative born out of civil society and media...

On 12th February 2015, the DGF convened a meeting for its Legal Aid Program (LEAP) partners and 16 other organisations that provide legal aid under the support of the Independent Development Fund (IDF), at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala.  The meeting aimed at enabling DGF LEAP partners have a...

On 20th March 2015, over 200 runners including local people from Sebei Sub-region and representatives from anti-corruption actors in the country participated in an Anti-Corruption Marathon that was organised by the Sebei Church of Uganda Diocese in Sebei Sub region, with support from the DGF.  ...

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