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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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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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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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No one is Invisible: More efforts needed on financial inclusion of disadvantaged girls and women in Uganda.

No one is Invisible: More efforts needed on financial inclusion of disadvantaged girls and women in Uganda.

By Harriet Kamashanyu On June 29, 2019

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...

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Learning, as an Opportunity for Youth to Shine

Learning, as an Opportunity for Youth to Shine

By Katrin Hartmann On June 26, 2019

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...

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The Road to Middle-Income Status- Putting Millennials First.

The Road to Middle-Income Status- Putting Millennials First.

By Angella Nakuya On June 18, 2019

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...

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