This Women’s Month— let us embrace women’s economic empowerment!

By Harriet Kamashanyu On March 16, 2020

Despite historic legacies of political upheavals and violent conflicts, Uganda has enjoyed relative peace and stability since 2006, with the reinstatement of multi-party democracy, a strong constitution that protects women’s human rights, and an end to conflict in Northern Uganda....

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Refugee, Migrant and Asylum Seeker:  Why the differences matter.

Refugee, Migrant and Asylum Seeker: Why the differences matter.

By Daniel Adyera On August 30, 2019

In the modern era, cross-border movements have become very common with hundreds of people moving daily from one country to another. These individual and group movements have occurred for centuries for a variety of reasons. For instance, some left their...

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The tyranny of poverty: Why foreign aid has failed to bail African countries from the prison of poverty

The tyranny of poverty: Why foreign aid has failed to bail African countries from the prison of poverty

By Tonny Okwir On August 21, 2019

The concept of poverty has dominated the agenda of international development discourses for the last three decades. Undoubtedly, poverty has become a development challenge which is seen as a rich world of one billion fighting for a poor world of...

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Lessons in Public Policy Research Writing

By Zakaria Tiberindwa On July 25, 2019

Three months down the road and the 2019 Y4P journey continues. It’s been worthwhile so far. The lessons are quite telling but for today, I will focus on the lessons learnt about the Public Policy Research Writing process. When I...

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The “She” Word in Uganda’s Job Market.

The “She” Word in Uganda’s Job Market.

By Harriet Kamashanyu On July 22, 2019

For years, Uganda has demonstrated commitment to gender equality through legal and constitutional means. This is in addition to various national policy and strategy documents. The most notable of these is the Women and Gender Development Policy of 2000[i]and the National Strategy...

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Discourse on dialogue: why we need to bring policy discussions to the streets.

Discourse on dialogue: why we need to bring policy discussions to the streets.

By Benjamin Mugema On July 19, 2019

Everyone seems to have an opinion. In Uganda at least – no singular topic is off limits, and everyone seems to have an opinion. My sample space, I must admit, is rather small. I have and continue to listen to...

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Of invisible scars unveiled: A call for psychosocial support to survivors of sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict-affected areas.

Of invisible scars unveiled: A call for psychosocial support to survivors of sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict-affected areas.

By Dinnah Nabwire On July 18, 2019

“It starts between 3 and 4am every night. I have never slept the same since then. I frequently hear their loud noises as they roughed me up”. This is how Lanyero (name changed), 52 years introduced me to her story...

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Refugee Youth Empowerment For Sustainable Peace and Development in Uganda

Refugee Youth Empowerment For Sustainable Peace and Development in Uganda

By Daniel Adyera On July 2, 2019

In July 2006, The African Youth Charter (AYC) was endorsed and adopted by the African Union Head of States and Governments in Banjul, The Gambia. The Charter spells out a strategic framework advocating and making provisions for youth empowerment and...

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