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Lawyer Eron Kiiza shortlisted for prestigious EU Human Rights Defenders Award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan lawyers Eron Kiiza and Primah Kwagala, have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Human Rights Defenders Award by the European Union. They were shortlisted alongside another local human rights defender Kayinga Yuddu Misito, the Coordinator of Community Transformation Foundation Network-COTFONE, which operates in the …

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COVID-19 baby boom

How it could slow Uganda’s ‘demographic dividend’ dreams Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Nancy Piloya, 18, is a teenager who got pregnant during the 2020 lockdown. When Piloya, who is from Nwoya District in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda discovered she was pregnant, she ran away from home and …

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Annulment of the Anti-pornography law

Women’s Rights Movement of Uganda lauds it as a signal of hope for gender equality, warns of battles ahead COMMENT | PRIMAH KWAGALA | When the five-judge panel at the Constitutional court annulled the retrogressive Anti-Pornography Act, 2014 last month, the celebrations from the women’s movement and those members of …

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Women activists against women sleeping in markets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women activists have asked the government to look beyond mosquito nets and provide women spending nights in markets with security and sanitary places to guarantee their safety. On Friday last week, President Yoweri Museveni asked women vendors to sleep in the markets to reduce contact …

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Activist profiling violations against women amid lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government needs to put up temporary shelters for women whose rights are being violated during the current lockdown aimed at preventing further transmission of COVID-19. The call was made by Primah Kwagala, the Executive Director of Women’s Pro Bono Initiative, an  organization of …

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How legal system tortures rape victims

Ugandan women recently took to social media platforms to share horrendous tales of rape. Primah Kwagala, the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Probono Initiative; a Kampala-based civil society organisation, spoke with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke about the rape allegations and why Ugandan society generally suffers from a gender-based violence problem. …

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