AMURU YOUTH DEFEAT CHARCOAL BUSINESSMEN USING DIRECT ACTION

Direct action is taking the action you want without asking a third party to intervene. Often in Uganda, we find people “calling upon government” to make the changes they want. Amuru youth decided not to waste time lobbying authorities. Instead, they blocked numerous truckloads of charcoal from leaving their district. They seized the charcoal and […]

World Press Freedom Day 2019.

  “Free Press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, “Antonio Guterres. Without Press freedom, there is no democracy. If people’s views cannot be heard, then their freedom and voice is outrightly being murdered by the state. The Ugandan Press and journalists have been openly and mercilessly suppressed, the most recent being […]

APAA COMMUNITY PRESENTS LAND PETITION

Apaa community presents petition of 3,347 families demanding to remain on their land, pledging not to accept compensation This article was First published by Apaa Monitor- Northern Uganda facebook page Today 10 representatives of the Apaa community visited the office of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament and presented a petition which is to be given […]

SOLIDARITY UGANDA AWARDS

Each year, Solidarity Uganda awards strategic, courageous, and progressive members of society for their contributions toward social and political change. There are two awards. The first is the Activist of the Year Award, given to an activist in Uganda for front line work on liberating Uganda from the grip of oppression. The second is the […]

The Film screening Caravan

“Sometimes all we need is a little push and encouragement from those that have been in the struggle” -Community Member.   Since its inception, Solidarity Uganda has focused on inspiring, training and providing strategic guidance to empower communities with skills and knowledge/ power for strategic nonviolent actions and movement building against injustice and oppression. This […]

Prospects for revolution in Africa’s 54 countries

An overview of the current political situation in 54 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism. This article was written by our Director and was first published by our partners on https://wagingnonviolence.org/ A lot has changed since I arrived in Uganda in 2009. At that time, mass mobilization […]

THE ANTI POMA CAMPAIGN

The Public Order and Management Act (2013) An Act to provide for the regulation of public meetings; to provide for the duties and responsibilities of the police organizers and participants in relation to public meetings to prescribe measures for safeguarding public order; and for related matters. The Public Order and management Act (POMA) 2013, grants the Inspector […]

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 […]