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By Isabella Bwiire As we commemorate the 16days of activism against Gender based violence (GBV) priority should be on the right to health especially for the women. Women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. This right is vital to their life and well-being, their ability to participate in all areas…
Ghana will today 7th December, go the polls amidst serious tensions in three out of the ten regions in the country. The regions of concern are Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo – where major opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo comes from; and Northern region, home to the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and…
Faridah Lule On Thursday 1st December 2016, the people of the smallest country in West Africa went out to cast their vote; little did they envision the power of their vote in attaining what President Obama once phrased as “Yes we can.” President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year reign must have arrived with shockwaves to a man who once said he would…
For Immediate Release | November 28, 2016 The Foundation for Human Rights Intiative (FHRI), condemns the arbitrary killings in Kasese and calls for the timely investigation and prosecution of the perpetrators without bias. The Constitutional duty of the state is to protect persons and their property.Civil society acting together with other actors including religious leaders are concerned about the ongoing…
For a new Electoral Commission (EC) team to fully exercise its constitutional mandate to the satisfaction of every Ugandan, there is need for comprehensive electoral reforms.President Yoweri Museveni has nominated six candidates to head the Electoral Commission (EC). Court of Appeal Judge Simon Mugenyi Byabakama has been appointed Electoral Commission chairperson. Others include: Hajjat Aisha Lubega (vice chairperson), Commissioners Peter…
The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, held its twenty-sixth session from 31st October to 11 November 2016. The review of Uganda was held at the 7th meeting on 3rd November 2016. The delegation of Uganda was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam K. Kuteesa. At its…

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