Women activists and community organisers convene across the country

Last week we concluded our nationwide women convenings across the country. These convenings brought together different women activists and organizers to share experiences and lessons learned through their struggle against injustices in their communities. They also shared how our training and mentorship programs in community organizing and movement building have helped them stand against oppression. […]

THREE DECADES LATER, BATWA CONTINUE TO SUFFER DISPLACEMENT DUE TO FORCEFUL EVICTION IN THE NAME OF CONSERVATION.

We visited the Batwa indigenous community in Kitaliro camp, Kanungu district. We learned a lot about their way of life before their eviction from the Bwindi forest and the challenges they have faced since then. This is their story. Over the years, many indigenous communities in Uganda that lived in forests have been evicted without […]

More than 600 farmers face eviction threats in Kasanje amidst the Covid19 lockdown

As the Covid-19 pandemic ravages the world, several state, and non-state actors take advantage of vulnerable communities to evict and grab their land. Several politicians, businessmen, and investors have taken advantage of the crisis and the closure of courts to illegally dismiss people from their land despite the fact that the government ceased all land […]

What happens when those meant to protect us harm us?

Do you remember Eric Mutasiga, a headteacher who was shot by the Local Defense Units (LDUs) in Mukono during the Covid-19 lockdown? His crime was defending a ‘chapati guy' (name withheld) one of his employees working at a chapati stall right in front of Eric’s retail shop where he earned his supplementary income to fend […]

Celebrating Women in Activism and Leadership

Scovia Chelangat Being an activist, organizer, and human rights defender is a tedious job, even more for women. Scovia Chelangat has had a fair share of this. Scovia Chelangat is a 30-year-old Ugandan activist and organizer from the Indigenous Benet people along the slopes of Mt Elgon in Eastern Uganda. She has been at the […]