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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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