When Women Defy Societal Unjust Norms- Rukararwe Women Riders

The African woman faces very many cultural limitations which hinder their participation leadership, governance and development. Traditionally, African women are not supposed to partake or do certain things like taking up leadership positions, riding bicycles, climbing trees even eating some foods like meat among other things. They are supposed to stay at home and take […]

#SaveApaaNow

Land grabbing has become Uganda’s label. It is in Uganda were a government official(s) or an investor(s) comes and orders you to vacate your land at a snap of a finger. The moment you differ from that, be sure to receive a thorough beating, brutal arrest or even face death. The People of Apaa Amuru […]

Announcing Our Scholarships for community organisers of East Africa

“The greatest weapon in the hand of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. – Steve Biko Wii Otem Center is a training center for civil resistance and social change located in Lira. “Wii Otem” refers to the place around the fire where communities gather to discuss pressing matters and share life together. The […]

STOP LAND EVICTIONS IN KYANGWALI!

Land grabbing is no new thing in Uganda. For many years now, many people have been forcefully removed from their land. Some compensated and others left in the middle of nowhere with nothing. Families have been displaced and abandoned, children have dropped out of school leading to early marriages, people have committed suicide and others […]

INJUSTICE AT MOUNT ELGON

By Shua Wilmot The Benet people of Eastern Uganda were driven out of their motherland 35 years ago. The government has made very little effort to support them through their forced transition. One Benet community has been “settled” on temporal land for over 10 years, under constant threat of eviction at a moment’s notice. Since […]

##OccupyUN

The peaceful occupancy of United Nations office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights by people from Apaa continues to yield more power Today marks one month for #OccupyUN in Gulu, where 234 victims of brutal land grabs have camped in protest of continuous killings and other abuses at the hands of the Ugandan state. […]

Return Our Computers, Cameras Now!

Dear friends who believe in justice, Our cameras and computers were confiscated by the state of Uganda when we were arrested December 6, 2014 and charged with unlawful assembly, meaning state authorities weren’t happy about the alleged conversation we were having about peace! For the past year, we’ve had trouble keeping in touch with you all, […]

What Does It Mean to Reclaim MLK Day?

When I was in fourth grade, a teacher at our school placed a transparent picture on an overhead projector (remember those?) depicting a white man walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr., explaining that “the Civil Rights Movement started to make a big impact once white people joined them.” The take-away for the entire class of […]

NOT YET FREE: A STATEMENT FROM PHIL AFTER ARREST

There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you […]

Radio Interview with a Co-Founder

A quirky 15-minute chat between Rick McVicker of Ink in Stereo and Phil Wilmot, a co-founder of Solidarity Uganda, discussing a range of topics ranging from romance to central Pennsylvania racism to human rights in rural Uganda. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN