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As a result of the long pre-trial detention period, the current prisoners’ food bill in Uganda has hit sh70b, according to a report. The report on the plight of pre-trial detainees in Uganda titled ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’ showed that the cost of feeding an inmate is sh1.35m a year. Lizet Vlamings the head of research at Foundation for…
This policy action brief, prepared by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, and the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), examines a range of restrictions on civil society’s fundamental rights recently experienced in Uganda. In particular, these have included a series of break-ins on the premises of civil society organisations (CSOs), in which CSO information has been stolen; attacks on…
On 10th and 11th March 2017, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in partnership with Uganda Martyrs University will convening the 10th Annual Inter-University Human Rights Competition at The Uganda Martyrs University Main Campus in Nkozi under the theme; “OUR RIGHTS, OUR FREEDOMS. RAISING THE BAR.” In 2007, FHRI introduced a program to reach out to University Students by…
By Crispy Kaheru In preparation for the Aruu North by-election scheduled for 6th April 2017, CCEDU has today 7th March completed training a team of ten (10) Long Term Observers (LTOs) at Biva Hotel, Pader district. CCEDU's Head of Electoral Process Observation, Mr. Ivan Mwaka led the observer' training which equipped the community monitors with knowledge and technical understanding of…
11th January 2017 Your Excellency: The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) is the broadest active civil society coalition on issues of elections in Uganda, bringing together over 800 member organizations spread across the country. CCEDU has since its formation in 2009 worked towards promoting a social and political system that enhances fair, equitable and transparent electoral processes…
By Eddie Ssemakula Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), a Kampala based civil society organization, has heightened efforts in tracking Poverty alleviation programs executed by Government. Speaking at the validation meeting held at Hotel Africana, December 13th, in response to a baseline survey carried out in Namutumba and Bugiri districts, concerning the effectiveness of the Youth livelihood program (YLP), FHRI…

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