Gender and Equity Non-Compliance and what it could mean for Uganda

Prin­ci­ples of gen­der and eq­uity are pri­mary to achiev­ing so­cial jus­tice in terms of rights, ac­cess to re­sources or rep­re­sen­ta­tion in de­ci­sion mak­ing for many mar­gin­alised demograph­ics world over. The same prin­ci­ples are fun­da­men­tal to achiev­ing sus­tain­able eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and the gov­ern­ment has not minced its words on its zeal to rrealizemid­dle in­come sta­tus by […]

Could Internal dealing within key Government Institutions be the likely rise of Human Trafficking in Uganda?

Trafficking women for sexual slavery has become the second world ‘lucrative crimes’ after drug trafficking and arms deals with the highest number of women reported to come from Uganda. Uganda is a source and destination country for commercial sexual exploitation. Young girls and women are lured into sex trafficking within East Africa, Europe and Asian […]

Government should address reprisals against human rights defenders

The environment in which Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Uganda operate is increasingly becoming hostile. This is evident in the twist in attacks with escalating office-break-ins, kidnaps, harassment of civil society organizations and now targeted reprisals to HRDs. This situation becomes worse when the perpetrators involved are state agents such as the police and elements […]

The elephant

To tame an elephant, catch it young or make sure that it is born in captivity, she will never know her power. You will use her in the circus to entertain humans, You will ride on her the safari to see other animals, You will use this elephant as crane for construction projects, and you can use her in […]

The Many Faces of Child Labour

On labor day as millions of Ugandans celebrated a no-work day and enjoyed the chilly weather by burying themselves in bed, a good number of people were also on the streets; for them, it was business as usual. Many of these were children hawking eggs, fruits and all manner of merchandise to customers who were […]

For Ugandan Communicators in the Wake of Dr Stella Nyanzi’s Arrest: How Free is our Freedom of Expression?

Stella Nyanzi (who describes herself as a “thinker, scholar, poetess, lyricist, writer, Facebooker and creative producer”) was charged by the Uganda Police in March, 2017, for offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011. The particulars of the offense read as follows, “Stella Nyanzi … made a suggestion or proposal referring […]

Youth should grab the spaces that they demand to occupy

Everywhere you go today, there is a group of people lining up the streets, beating drums, giving drinks to the police and clamoring for some form of freedom or liberty.  The LGBT community asking that they be given the same respect that other human beings,  feminist campaigners, protesting Catholics, peaceful Muslims, unemployed people, former prisoners,people […]