UGANDAN SECURITY PERSONNEL CONTINUE TO BRUTALIZE CITIZENS AMIDST THE COVID19 LOCKDOWN

As the COVID19 lockdown continues in Uganda, the abuse of human rights and brutal treatment of citizens intensifies. Throughout this week, we have observed several human rights defenders and other citizens arrested and brutalized by security personnel.  Our chapter members in Isingiro district, Western Uganda were unlawfully arrested and asked to pay money in order […]

WOMEN IN THE ALBERTINE REGION UNITE AGAINST LAND GRABBING

The Albertine region is famous for the oil discovered in the region a couple of years ago. The Albertine region is made up of several districts that include Buliisa, Kasese, Masindi, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Hoima, Kagadi and Ntoroko.  While the oil discovery would be a source of economic growth and development for the region, it hasn’t […]

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 […]