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...

The 5th edition of the National CSO Fair was held on 24th-26th June 2015 at Hotel Africana under the theme “Leaving No One behind, Uganda’s Place in the Next Global Development Agenda”. Organized under the auspice of Uganda National NGO Forum, the event attracted over 5000 delegates from Civil...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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