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
The concept of youth in development and civic affairs is variously viewed with mixed feelings across the country’s social strata; a section of society connotes youth to laziness and irresponsibility with little or no significant world view. The relationship between...READ MORE
Upon recognizing that youth lack employable skills that are relevant in the current job market, government in 2008 embarked on Business, Technical and Vocational Training (BTVET) to train and educate all individuals in need of relevant skills that would raise...READ MORE
Sometimes overlooked, but essential: Why citizen empowerment is significant to improve public service delivery in Uganda
Poor service delivery remains an eyesore in Uganda’s impressive attempt to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite ostensible efforts by the government through its democratic decentralisation programmes, that brought a number of institutional and policy reforms, public service delivery...READ MORE