Solidarity Uganda unequivocally denounces these heinous acts of violence and stands shoulder to shoulder with the Apaa community in their quest for justice and protection. It is disheartening to witness the suffering of a community that has endured years of terror, often at the hands of actors who should be safeguarding their well-being, including security institutions such as the police and army.
Uganda is marred with a turbulent history of political violence and unrest. Our history created scared minds and hearts for those who lived through wars and several injustices. The NRM government came to power through violence while promising people peace and security. Thousands of lives were lost during the NRA bush war in 1986. They […]
Throughout history, societies have grappled with issues of inequality, injustice, and political oppression. In the quest for change, the methods employed to address these issues have varied significantly. While violence and confrontation might offer immediate results, they often lead to more significant problems in the long run. Constructive resistance and nonviolence, on the other hand, […]
Land grabbing continues to be a significant issue in Uganda. Land grabbing refers to the unlawful and often forceful acquisition of land by individuals, corporations, or the government, usually at the expense of local communities and landowners who are often displaced or denied their land rights.
Land remains a key symbol of identity for majority of the people in Uganda, yet land grabs perpetrated by rich and powerful individuals, state and non-state actors continue to increase. We continue to empower grassroots communities through training and coaching to enable them to incorporate non-violent resistance in their efforts to wage against land injustices. We mentor them into building strong and impactful campaigns that will allow them to actively use creative means to find solutions to their problems.