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HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO. 44 OF 2022

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    THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 28 TH NOVEMBER TO 4 TH DECEMBER 2022 Dear reader, Welcome to this new week! Please receive and read through some of the key issues that emerged from last week within the human rights and human rights defenders context in Uganda.   HRCU invites you to virtually attend and participate in the 5 th Annual Women Human Rights Defenders Conference happening this week on Wednesday December 7, 2022 at Mestil Hotel, Nsambya from 9:00am. Click here to register: https://t.co/f83q99SY5s HEALTH WATCH EBOLA LOCKDOWN: LEADERS ASK PRESIDENT TO EASE EBOLA RESTRICTIONS Leaders in Mubende District asked President Museveni to ease the restrictions instituted to curb the spread of Ebola. Mr Michael Ntambi Muhereza, the Mubende LC5 chairperson, said: “The challenge with the extended lockdown is that a number of households have no fo

HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO. 43 OF 2022

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  THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIROMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 21 ST TO 27 TH NOVEMBER 2022 Dear reader, Welcome to this new week! Please receive and read through some of the key issues that emerged from last week within the human rights and human rights defenders context in Uganda.    HRCU joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s 16 days of Activism Campaign. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence on Women and girls is an annual campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs through International Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year’s campaign is marked under the theme “ UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls ” . To read more about the campaign, please visit: https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/unite/16-days-of-activism The fight against

HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO. 42 OF 2022

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  THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 14 TH TO 20 TH  NOVEMBER 2022 Dear reader, Welcome to this new week! We hope that you had a restful weekend and that you have enough strength to carry you through this week. Please receive and read through some of the stories that formed news last week with a focus on key human rights and human rights defenders issues that need to be given further consideration and have relevant action(s) taken to improve the working environment of human rights defenders in Uganda. HRCU commiserates with the country for the passing of Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere, the former President General of the Democratic Party (DP).   He will be remembered for his immense contribution to rule of law, justice, and good governance. HEALTH WATCH EBOLA DISEASE: MUSEVENI IMPOSES MORE RESTRICTIONS ON KASSANDA, MUBENDE President YoweriMuseveni banned

HRCU WEEKLY UPDATE: ISSUE NO. 41 OF 2022

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    THE HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE UGANDA (HRCU) WEEKLY UPDATE ON KEY EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES WITHIN THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF HRDS IN UGANDA THE WEEK OF 7 TH TO 13 TH NOVEMBER 2022 Dear Esteemed Reader, Welcome to this new week! Please receive and read through some of the key highlights in the context of HRDs as documented from last week. Monitoring and Documentation remain a critical aspect of the protection, promotion, and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Evidence-based advocacy resulting from documentation helps in identifying the interim and long-term goals and objectives that are achievable to support the creation of conditions necessary to support the work of HRDs. Kindly note that the Human Rights Centre Uganda, National Bureau for NGOs, and Uganda National NGO Forum is inviting you to the dialogue meeting between the Minister of Internal Affairs and NGO leaders. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. NGO leade