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Exploring Gender equality since Colonial rule - NTV

http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ The journey in Women's emancipation in Uganda though mundane started right during the pre colonial times. The campaign by various...
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Uganda’s Ghetto President talks about making them stand up | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Uganda’s Ghetto President talks about making them stand up | Radio Netherlands Worldwide | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Last week the Uganda Communications Commission pulled a song by Ugandan rapper Bobi Wine from the airwaves. In the track ‘Tugabire ka Jennifer’, or ‘Talk to Jennifer’, the self-proclaimed ‘Ghetto President’ attributes an array of local social problems to Kampala Capital City Authority director Jennifer Musisi. And what does Wine have to say about the censorship? RNW talked to him.

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URN - King Oyo Opens Case Against Human Rights Activists

The case was filed at Fort Portal Police Station on behalf of the King by his private secretary Francis Mugenyi.

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New Vision - Principal Judge wants 15 years in jail for defilers

New Vision - Principal Judge wants 15 years in jail for defilers | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The Principle Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has urged judiciary to come up with deterrent sentences for men who defile little girls.

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The Independent (UK) - World Bank 'has aided land grabs'

The Independent (UK) - World Bank 'has aided land grabs' | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The World Bank has been accused of facilitating land grabs in some of the world's poorest countries after a raft of formal complaints from communities affected by projects it has financed. Oxfam said that 21 complaints from countries such as Uganda, Chad, Cambodia and Panama have been made to the bank's ombudsman in the past four years.

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New Vision - Wigs scare child victims, says judge

New Vision - Wigs scare child victims, says judge | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The principal judge, Justice Yorokamu Bamwine, has said the snow-white hair wigs and ceremonial gowns worn by judges were a frightening spectacle to children who are brought to court either as victims to testify against criminals or as offenders.

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New Vision - Will sh49b additional funding boost health services?

New Vision - Will sh49b additional funding boost health services? | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

This financial year, the Government has allocated an additional sh49.5b to the health ministry. Of this, sh6.5b has been availed immediately to kick-start the recruitment of over 6,000 health workers in health centres III, IV and V. Vicky Wandawa explores the likely impact of this.

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IPS – Keeping Girls in School in Uganda | Inter Press Service

IPS – Keeping Girls in School in Uganda | Inter Press Service | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Keeping Girls in School in Uganda - Three years ago, after Irene Kamyuka finished her sixth year of primary school in Uganda, her father ran short of...

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New Vision - Imprison petty offenders in their homes - Odoki

New Vision - Imprison petty offenders in their homes - Odoki | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has suggested that petty offenders should be imprisoned in their homes to reduce congestion and on costs of maintaining prisons.

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New Vision - Prison series: Blind convict certain he has no home to return to

New Vision - Prison series: Blind convict certain he has no home to return to | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

t the age of 27 years, Geoffrey Lwanga has not enjoyed the vitality and vigour that comes with the prime of his life. Completely blind, Lwanga a prisoner at Mbale Prison, Maluku, has so far served 12 years over defilement, a charge he insists was trumped up by a watchman.

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The Observer - Civil society has role in corruption related litigation

The Observer - Civil society has role in corruption related litigation | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

On August 1, The Observer reported that my organisation, Legal Brains Trust, is too “broke” to succeed in a public interest action which we are presently prosecuting in the Constitutional Court of Uganda against some of the country’s political and financial elites who were implicated in the controversial payment of public trust funds in excess of $80m to the chairman of NRM entrepreneurs’ league, Hassan Basajjabalaba, and his Haba Group of Companies.

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AFP - Uganda activists slam UK producer's arrest over gay play

AFP - Uganda activists slam UK producer's arrest over gay play | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Activists on Friday slammed Uganda for arresting a British theatre producer who staged a play about a gay man in defiance of a ban by the country's media authorities.

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VOA - Uganda's Parliament Threatens to Block Budget Over Health Funding

VOA - Uganda's Parliament Threatens to Block Budget Over Health Funding | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Members of parliament say they will block the passage of Uganda’s budget unless there is a substantial increase in funding for health care. With the budget debate scheduled to open this week, parliamentarians called on the government to do more to address what they say is a health emergency.

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Daily Monitor - Rights body raises concern over rising child abuse cases

Daily Monitor - Rights body raises concern over rising child abuse cases | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

According to ANPPCAN, the high cases of sexual abuse have led to more children contracting sexually transmitted diseases, increased child pregnancies and high school dropout rate.

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JudyHalle's comment, September 7, 2013 4:25 AM
excellent
nativemedia's comment, September 25, 2013 12:16 AM
really nice
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Daily Monitor - Translation of our Constitution in local languages must be govt priority

Daily Monitor - Translation of our Constitution in local languages must be govt priority | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

As we mark 50 years as an independent state, I make a clarion call to the political leaders to prioritise the translation of the Constitution in local languages. The government should also distribute copies of the Constitution to all Local Council leaders...

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Daily Maverick - Ugandan celebration: Everyone welcome but dissenters

Daily Maverick - Ugandan celebration: Everyone welcome but dissenters | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Two major opposition leaders were arrested in Uganda in the build-up to the Golden Jubilee celebrations, which is par for the course in a country where stifling expression has kept the president in power for 26 years.

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Rights body ranks police top in abuse

Rights body ranks police top in abuse | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The Police Force has come on top as the worst orchestrator of human rights abuse among all institutions in northern Uganda. In a report released by the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) in northern Uganda in Gulu District last Friday, out of all complaints on alleged violation of freedom from torture and the right to liberty, the police comes top with 63.9 per cent, a trend the commission said is unacceptably high, for an institution tasked to keep law and order.

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New Vision - Police accused of human rights violations

New Vision - Police accused of human rights violations | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has launched a special report on peace, justice and human rights situation in Acholi sub-region. The report launched at Bomah Hotel in Gulu puts torture and inhuman degrading treatment as those with the highest number of human rights violation cases (41.2%) registered in Acholi sub-region in the one year project duration.

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The Observer - Health: impasse broken, but MPs remain sceptical

The Observer - Health: impasse broken, but MPs remain sceptical | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

The impasse between the executive and Parliament over a funding gap for the health sector may have been broken, but some MPs remain sceptical. After the three-week deadlock, Parliament last week agreed to pass this financial year’s budget after the executive promised to boost health sector funding ...

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New Vision - Child Fund empowers children, mothers in Banda’s Acholi quarters

New Vision - Child Fund empowers children, mothers in Banda’s Acholi quarters | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Until October 31, New Vision will devote space to highlighting the plight of slum dwellers as well as profiling those offering selfless service to improve conditions in these areas. Today, CAROLINE ARIBA brings you the story of how children in Acholi quaters in Banda.

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New Vision - Life as an orphan in Uganda

New Vision - Life as an orphan in Uganda | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

At least 12.3 % of children in Uganda are orphans. 420,000 of these orphans have lost only a mother and 1,330,000 a father. However, 402,500 of these are total orphans, having lost both parents, and these are the more likely to end up in orphanages.

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Human Rights Watch - Three Years On, No Justice for Riot Victims - Families Describe Quest for Answers About Killings By Security Forces

Human Rights Watch - Three Years On, No Justice for Riot Victims - Families Describe Quest for Answers About Killings By Security Forces | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Authorities have failed to investigate meaningfully the deaths three years ago of at least 40 people during two days of rioting in Uganda. Some families of victims told Human Rights Watch recently that they still hope for justice.

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New Vision - AU parliament to appraise nations on freedoms

New Vision - AU parliament to appraise nations on freedoms | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Nations on the continent that subscribe to the African Union must respect freedom of expression and of the press, as a sacred tenet of good governance, the Pan African Parliament (PAP), has said.

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UPI - Ugandan recovery hinges on hope and property rights

UPI - Ugandan recovery hinges on hope and property rights | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

As communities recover from the conflict in northern Uganda, property disputes are emerging as a big issue. Facilitation for Peace and Development works within the communities to settle the disputes through mediation.

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The Independent - Even gays need freedom

The Independent - Even gays need freedom | Human Rights News - Uganda | Scoop.it

Media practitioners in Uganda on Sept.18 held a National Public Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Information that was organised by The Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda where Pansy Tlakula, the AU Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Opinion and Information, was the main speaker. She spoke to The Independent’s Julius Odeke.

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