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The Independent’s Flavia Nassaka wins human rights award

The Independent’s Flavia Nassaka has scooped the Human Rights Award for 2016 for her two stories that highlighted Police’s abuse in 2015. The award administered by the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda recognizes journalists whose stories highlight journalist and media rights issues in the country. Nassaka was awarded a plaque …

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International Human Rights Day Op-Ed

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Mahoney December 10, 2014 Today we celebrate International Human Rights Day, marking the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that began on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  While …

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Human rights defenders get 1.8m Euro boost

By Geoffrey Mutegeki Araali Journalists and other human rights defenders are to get better legal, medical and family assistance under a 1.8 million Euros project launched byPan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRD-Net). The chairperson of PAHRD-Net, Hassan Shire Sheikh, said the3-year project aims at meeting the protection needs of human …

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