“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
This report written by Michael Boyce and Francisca Vigaud-Walsh from Refugees International addresses the refugee cri
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
As I walked into the middle of the circle to introduce myself, the women started cheering loudly; I had arrived at th
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Grisly and ghastly are probably the most apt words to describe the story that appeared in this newspaper yesterday, o
The government has expressed concerned about militia groups from the Democratic Republic of Congo who are on rampage
Sergeant Eunice Kisembo discovered she was HIV positive in 2001 after her release from Luzira Prison.
International Child rights organisation UNICEF-Uganda has strongly condemned the increasing incidents of acid attack
Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v
On Friday, November 25, I wore a white ribbon in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Aga
As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign A
As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we appeal to everyone to participate in promoting &
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
When the two-decade armed conflict that ravaged Acholi sub-region ended five years ago, women thought the worst was o
Young women will be given pepper spray to fight off rapists, the state minister for youth and children, Ronald Kibuul
The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin
MUNYONYO, Uganda, 10 December 2010 - "Today we are starting a three-day journey for creating a shared vision abo
KAMPALA, Nov 25, 2010 (IPS) - The rapid growth of the ICT market in Uganda has been greeted with optimism over its po
Following two decades of conflict, violence against women remains a challenge to recovery in Uganda.
Violence against women touches Uganda just as it does every other nation.
Amina Ahmed's letter, typed out in English by a fellow refugee, tells of rape, forced marriage and even beheading of
The fertile northern region of Uganda was known for many years as one of the granaries of the country, consistently p
On Saturday July 31, 2010, a 30 year-old woman was brutally murdered by a brother in-law in Ogan village, Pajule, Pad
MOROTO — Two surveys of WFP beneficiaries paint a shocking picture of the hardship and sexual violence faced by
Nakapiripirit — A UPDF soldier attached to the 407 Brigade has shot dead four women and injured one at Katanga
The global rights body, Human Rights Watch (HRW) together with local rights activists have expressed grave concern ov
Pain, agony, anguish, torment described the recently concluded photo exhibition at the AU Summit and Nommo gallery.
Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence, Hu
After 20 years of displacement and war, the people of northern Uganda are leaving camps set up for internally displac
It's at dusk, a young woman is returning home outside the countryside town of Soroti.
Grace Lagulu was only 15 years old when she was abducted by the Lords Resistance Army, LRA, in 1987.
More and more people are becoming aware of the plight of child soldiers through the books (often memoirs) and films (
With the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) under way in the Ugand
Obama earlier this week signed the most widely co-sponsored Africa-specific law in U.S. history.
The Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki, has said the Judiciary will ensure that rape and defilement cases are disposed of
Amnesty International has urged the Ugandan authorities to provide support for women seeking justice for sexual and d
Violence against women is pervasive in most parts of Uganda and is widely accepted as justified by "traditional
Gender Based Violence (GBV) in all its manifestations remains a critical concern in Uganda.
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)—a rebel movement fi ghting thegovernment of Uganda—is estimated to have
Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) became involved in Uganda in 1979.
Women's engagement in peace-building is recognized by many international institutions as a crucial element of recover