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.
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 […]
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 […]