Nwoya District: A sorry case of child marriages and teenage pregnancies

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Child marriage is a major violation of girl’s human rights as it denies young girls the right to education, health, equality and a life free...

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Inclusion and Protection of Refugee Rights: A case of Uganda

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Uganda continues to be the largest refugee hosting country in Africa with nearly 1.45 million refugees, which represents 3 percent of Uganda...

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The externalization of labour bill: Why Uganda needs to embrace but regulate the labour export industry

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On the 28th of February, 2019, Hon. Arinaitwe Katambuka Rwakajara moved a motion seeking leave of parliament to introduce a private Member’s...

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Everybody is a potential refugee: Why we must uphold Refugee Rights

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We should not only tolerate strangers but also love them. Refugees are just like the rest of the people, the only difference is that they ar...

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The state of human rights in Uganda: A question of law interpretation or predetermined violations?

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Human rights can’t wait! Without them, there is no freedom… there is no liberty. If only we recognized that everybody is born free and equal...

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Why don’t we look at impairment as a matter of diversity and not disability?

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Disability is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPPD) as resulting “from the interacti...

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Agriculture: Uganda’s Key to Sustainable Growth and Development

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As per routine, the first light of day finds my mother, an ordinary farmer, in her garden swinging a hoe down into the earth, digging narrow...

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The Dilemma of national dialogue as a means through which Uganda can realise the political change it aspires for.

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BY TIMOTHY CHEMONGES For long I had been a strong supporter for a national dialogue in Uganda as a means through which we can realise peacef...

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Does Money Protect Women from Societal Oppression?

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Does Money Protect Women from Societal Oppression? By Eshban Kwesiga Does money protect women from societal oppression? This question has ha...

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The Case of Kyangawali Refugee Settlement and the Locals – Ticking time bomb?

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Home to over 30,000 refugees, Kyangwali refugee settlement located in Hoima District South West Uganda has refugees from Congo, Rwanda, Buru...

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