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The Day Women Activists Choose to Strip in Protest to Police Brutality

May 18, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy First it looked unbelievable and yet very real when one of the local television stations during the 9:00pm o’clock news on 23rd April continually showed scenes in which a police officer repeatedly squeezed the breasts of one of the opposition women leaders of Forum for Democratic Change. This was supposedly in […]

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When the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Are Subject to Restrictions: Government Proposes New Bill

April 8, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy-Uganda Article 19 of the UDHR states that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. The ICCPR correspondingly reiterates the same in article 19 […]

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Commemorating International Women’s Day in Uganda

March 15, 2012

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  By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated every 8th of March may have passed, but the opinions of listeners on one of the local radio stations I tuned in on that morning still lingers in my mind. For over 50% of the listeners to believe that the day is “not relevant” anymore […]

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The Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009- What it Means for Women in Uganda

March 10, 2012

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By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy     First tabled on the floor of parliament in 2009, the bill was shelved citing “time constraints” and “controversial” clauses in the bill by sections of the public who said it needed re-examination. However, many women will have something to smile about when this bill is finally passed into law. […]

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Fighting Female Genital Mutilation In Uganda

February 17, 2012

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  By: Yossa Immaculate Daisy Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a cultural ritual practiced in a number of countriesUgandainclusive. In this part of the world, it is practiced in three main tribes of the Pokot, Sabiny and Tepeth all found in the eastern part of the country. It is one of those rituals “believed” to […]

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Human Rights and State Obligations. Should Boundaries Be Drawn?

February 8, 2012

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By : Yossa Immaculate Daisy Human rights are well regarded as those absolute fundamental freedoms to which a person is inherently entitled simply because one is a human being. The right to a peaceful assembly and association and right to freedom of movement are just a few of those rights as stipulated in Article 20 […]

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2011, A Year Through Photographs

December 29, 2011

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2011 has been an incredible year. From the Arab Spring and Wallstreet protests to the Eurpean debt crisis and the death of Osama Bin Laden, 2011 has definitely been a year to remember. As we look back on the year and reflect, let us look back on the photos that captured those life changing moments […]

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Ugandan High Court Sentences Man for the Brutal Murder of Gay Rights Activist

November 14, 2011

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UGANDA.— Enock Nsubuga has been sentenced by a Ugandan court for the brutal murder of gay rights activist David Kato. The 30 year sentence was passed down by Justice Joseph Mulangira after Nsubuga admitted to have murdered David Kato. Before he was murdered in January, Kato had been featured in an anti-gay tabloid, The Rolling […]

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Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Charged With Over 50 Counts of Murder and Hostage-Taking

July 14, 2011

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UGANDA.— On Monday, Uganda held its first war crimes trial with the official charging of Thomas Kwoyelo, a commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army accused of  nearly 50 civilian murders during the 20-year civil war between the LRA and Ugandan forces . Kwoyelo was arrested in March 2009 in the Democratic Republic of Congo during […]

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