Comprehensive training manual on human rights for civil society in Uganda.



Publisher: Human Rights Network-Uganda in Kampala

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through in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where the training activities described in this manual were field tested. The IAG is a United Nations inter-agency technical support group working to ensure that comprehensive rights-based approaches are used to . USAID actively engages and collaborates with the Government of Uganda on activities to promote good governance, political competition and consensus building, civil society advocacy, conflict mitigation and reconciliation, and human rights in alignment with Uganda’s National Development Plan. Judicial Activism in Uganda: Improving the Enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, HURIPEC Working Paper No (February ) at , and Busingye Kabumba, Public Interest Litigation and the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Uganda: to Present, Unpublished LL.B dissertation, Makerere University, , especially. This CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) report examines the state of civil society in Rwanda. The report begins with a description of the project approach and the methodology used in conducting the research, which ran from May to July

the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (). It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty (all but two countries have ratified it) and one of the most quickly ratified. The Convention on the Rights of the Child covers civil rights, family, health, welfare, education, leisure, and culture. It is a. the role of civil society organisations in the realisation of human rights in africa and the effect of regulatory mechanisms on their functions: ethiopia and ghana in perspective submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree llm (human rights and democratisation in africa) by desset abebe teferi. Deadline- 17 June The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is accepting proposals for Promoting Human Rights and Democracy in goal of this program is to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting human rights and democratic reform, in facilitating the peaceful conciliation of group interests and in consolidating political participation and. Finally, the manual helps organizations understand how they can use human rights in their work for social change. The Advocates produced this manual at the request of the US Human Rights Network and with funding from the U.S. Human Rights Fund. ISBN: *Human Rights Committee - Rights of Non-citizens - Oct. ; Update to report.

C. Human Rights Law VII. Civil Society I look forward to seeing the Rule of Law Handbook on bookshelves in far flung locations over the coming year. The need to strengthen the rule of law will exist wherever people and their governments cope with conflict . and civil society activists from East Africa that convened in Entebbe, Uganda, in October to engage in a comprehensive debate on the concepts, notions, and experiences of social justice in the region.   Ensure in all circumstances respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with international human rights standards and international instruments ratified by Uganda. Addresses: • President Kaguta Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, Fax: + (0) / + 41 / + 41 Civil society recommendations: Uganda COP and to achieving the targets by —creating an environment where human rights of vulnerable populations are promoted protected and defended at the same time. commodities forecasting, health worker training, strengthening community-led support interventions, and disseminating.

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Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is a new, user-friendly and authoritative publication on United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms – explaining how they work and exploring the many important ways that civil society actors including NGOs can contribute to their work.

The Civil Society Handbook Uganda, Kampala, Uganda. likes. The Civil Society Handbook Uganda is a Publication that aims to deepen our understanding of CSOs & NGOs in is a platform for Followers: The Human Rights Network - Uganda (HURINET) is a Ugandan non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is foster the promotion, protection and respect of human rights in Uganda through linking and strengthening the capacity of member organizations.

HURINET works towards having a Ugandan society free of human rights abuse. It is an umbrella organization of 60 human rights on: Kampala, Uganda.

Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human Size: 1MB. Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Kampala, Uganda.

K likes. Ugandan Human Rights Activist CoalitionFollowers: K. Uganda: Growing Intimidation, Threats to Civil Society topics are facing increasing harassment by Uganda’s government, Human Rights Watch said in a.

Human rights in Uganda relates to the difficulties in the achievement of international rights standards for all citizens. These difficulties centre upon the provision of proper sanitation facilities, internal displacement and development of adequate infrastructure.

civil society advocacy in Uganda, as one commentator notes, refl ects the growing and welcome ability of civil society “to occupy space inadvertently ignored by government.” This study underscores the potential for charitable service delivery groups and rights-based organizations to.

The campaigns studied span a range of issues, time frames, and levels of contribution to the desired policy impact. Discussion questions following this overview and each case study may inspire deeper reflection on the role of civil society advocacy in Uganda and in other settings.

Civil society actors working on governance, human rights, land, oil, and other sensitive issues are the main targets of these attacks, apparently because they are viewed as.

The government claimed that deaths in police custody, particularly those caused by police, were rare, but civil-society activists disputed this claim. In its human rights report published on the human rights NGO Suaram listed a “notably lower number” of deaths in police custody as one of several positive developments over the year.

THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PROMOTING AND PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA {A Lecture delivered at a five-day Human Rights Training Programme organised by the Marian Conflict Resolution Centre (MCRC) at the Catholic University College, Fiapre - Sunyani, in the Brong – Ahafo Region of Ghana}.

All rights for this book reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, human rights and the rule of law in Africa.

It investigates what, if anything, the Office of Human Rights Civil Society in Africa xi NHC National Housing Corporation. Chapter-V: Role of Civil Society in Protection of Human Right in India and South Africa • To seek the protection and realisation of human rights at the national and international levels.

• To conduct human rights work individually and in association with others. • To. The constitution and law prohibit such practices. Civil society organizations and lawyers claimed some prisoners were beaten or given electric shocks. One human rights activist reported a Christian was arrested and given an electric shock when he refused to renounce his faith; the prisoner suffered temporary hearing loss.

care. The Reproductive and Child Health Section (RCHS) of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), in collaboration with a number of different stakeholders, has developed this strategic plan to guide implementation of all maternal, newborn and child health interventions in Tanzania.

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN. PARTICIPANT’S GUIDE. FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICERS. MAY This publication is made possible by the generous support of the American. “We have documented threats to the operating space for civil society over many years in Uganda, [especially] groups working on oil transparency.

For companies to manage their potential human rights impacts, they must have comprehensive information about the local human rights context in which they operate. • Provide capacity‐building to government, business and civil society stakeholders on human rights The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) was established under the Claiming Human Rights - in Uganda.

The Republic of Uganda is a member of the United Nations and the African Union. It has ratified many UN Human Rights Conventions (compare list on the right) and thus has made binding international commitments to adhere to the standards laid down in these universal human rights documents.

Compass. A manual on Human Rights Education with Young People () COMPASS provides youth leaders, teachers, and facilitators of human rights education activities, whether professionals or volunteers, with concrete ideas and practical activities to engage, involve and motivate young people in living, learning and acting for human rights.

Ratification of International Human Rights Treaties - Uganda. International Bill of Human Rights. Signature. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 21 Jun Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

14 Nov Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights. 1 Feb In Uganda, however, civil society is more commonly taken to refer to non-government organisations (NGOs), professional associations, faith-based organisations and community based organisations.

Collectively, these are increasingly often referred to as civil society organisations (CSOs). Human Rights, Water and Sanitation, etc. UGANDA PROGRAM FOR HUMAN AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT UPHOLD STUDY OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN UGANDA PHASE II REPORT Prepared by Denis Muhangi Dept.

of Social Work & Social Administration, Makerere University September This Study was funded by. Human Rights Centre Uganda does not condone illegal or corrupt practices therefore, anyone with evidence of any such practices within HRCU may report immediately by sending an email to [email protected] or [email protected] This information will be handled with utmost confidentiality, from the investigation stage through to the decision made.

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have a well-established role in Uganda’s development process. A series of NGOs concentrate solely on providing services to communities mostly in the fields of health, education, social welfare and poverty alleviation.

Further, HRNJ-Uganda will involve NETWORKING as an important element for collaboration with other civil society organisations at large working on common issues of concern to our society which is capable of building a critical group of taking actions in.

Civil Society and Human Rights By Ken Bonneville A dynamic civil society is essential to a functioning democracy. After the fall of the Soviet Union there was hope that Russia could create a robust civil society to compliment its burgeoning democracy, but 15 years after the fall neither occurrence appears to be the case.

Instead of an open. For example, the Uganda Human Rights Commission mostly uses mediation to resolve the labour complaints it receives. The mediation process normally results in the signing of memorandum of understanding between the parties to the complaint stipulating the.

reversal in the successes that Uganda has attained in protecting and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms. Ultimately, this law will lead to a further deterioration of the civic space in Uganda, and may hamper civil society actions that involve discussions related to governance and accountability and rule of law.

The Human Rights Center investigates war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian The Role of Civil Society Organizations b. Training c. Economic Empowerment d. Support Groups e. Safe-Houses comprehensive description of the activities of these organizations but rather to present the work of a few.Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) at a time when the word is in near-total lockdown.

Sincejournalism has been celebrated in different ways but this year we do so in such a historical manner when we cannot congregate but soldier.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.