The tyranny of poverty: Why foreign aid has failed to bail African countries from the prison of poverty
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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
Of invisible scars unveiled: A call for psychosocial support to survivors of sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict-affected areas.
“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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
No one is Invisible: More efforts needed on financial inclusion of disadvantaged girls and women in Uganda.
How big is the challenge of financial inclusion for women in Uganda? The global scale of women’s financial exclusion makes it clear that in order to achieve universal financial access, we need to focus on women. According to Global Financial...READ MORE
For the youngest country on the African continent which is Uganda, it is seemingly easy to make the case for youth representation in policy spaces without minding about its quality. The converse risk of being youth, due to our large...READ MORE