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CSOs call for more funding to curb gender based violence

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Sophie Nampewo, a budget policy specialist at Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group is urging government to invest more resources in interventions geared towards curbing Gender Based Violence. Nampewo was speaking at a strategic meeting with policy makers to influence GBV financing in FY2021/22 budget in …

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CSOs ask gov’t to review Covid-19 stimulus packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organizations-CSOs and representatives from the private sector demand that the government review the stimulus package instituted during the Covid-19 pandemic. From April 2020, the government put in place several packages with an objective of supporting the different businesses that were hit hard by …

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Activities of CSOs are suspicious – Jeje Odongo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is forced to interfere in the operations of Civil Society Organisations-CSOs because their activities are suspicious. Speaking on Wednesday at the launch of a book titled, Civil Society in Uganda at Hotel Africana, the Minister for Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo said that the level …

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PEPFAR urged to work with communities amid slow progress in HIV targets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of over 40 Civil Society Organisations-CSOs have called upon the United States government to listen more to communities as they release their next funding to tackle HIV/AIDS in Uganda. The activists who also released a report dubbed, ‘the People’s Voice’ which documented experiences of …

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Is UPDF acting like a military wing of the NRM?

UPDF has taken up a partisan role and is using its resources to attack NRM regime opponents in direct disregard of the constitution Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have accused the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) of turning themselves into a military wing of the country’s …

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Dwindling number of female MPs on direct seats worries CSOs

Kadaga says women who try vying for direct seats are threatened by men who belittle their cause Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organisations are concerned about the dwindling number of women elected on direct-elected members seats both in the districts and in Parliament. In the recently concluded elections, …

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