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EU, US envoys urge gov’t to unfreeze CSO bank accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has asked the government to expedite investigations into the operations of Civil Society Organizations whose accounts were frozen amidst accusations of money laundering and funding subversive activities. The NGOs which include the National NGO Forum and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), had their …

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CSOs in Bukedi, Bugisu want gov’t to unfreeze NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations in Bukedi and Bugisu have asked the government to unconditionally unfreeze the accounts of two Non-Governmental Organizations-NGOs. Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority froze bank accounts of the Uganda NGO Forum and the Uganda Women Network on grounds that they were financing …

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Luweero NGO Forum piles pressure on gov’t to unfreeze NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Luweero Non-government organizations have condemned the government’s action of freezing organizations’ accounts saying the decision was ill-advised. Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority of Uganda froze the National NGO Forum and UWONET accounts on allegation of funding terrorism activities. The act has not …

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CSOs condemn gov’t for freezing NGO accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society activists have condemned the decision by the Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA to freeze the accounts of Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET and Uganda National-NGO Forum for alleged terror financing. FIA froze the accounts of the two organisations in Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, KCB Bank and Standard …

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UWONET denies claims of terror financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has dismissed as false claims by the Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA that it is financing terrorism. On December 11, 2020, FIA froze the accounts of UWONET and Uganda National NGO Forum in Stanbic Bank, ABSA Bank, KCB Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on …

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Women activists launch group to tackle election violence

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Women activists under several non governmental organizations have today launched an election observer group that will to reduce violence during the 2020/2021 elections. The group referred to as the Women’s Situation Room is made up of several women focused organizations like; Uganda Women’s Network …

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EC tasked to address anticipated cyber violence during virtual campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has tasked Electoral Commission to address the anticipated cyber violence especially targeting women during the virtual 2021 election campaigns. According to the revised roadmap of 2021 elections issued by Electoral Commission, all candidates are expected to use digital platforms for campaigning …

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Women demand permanent sexual gender based violence court to curb crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET has asked government to fast-track the establishment of a permanent sexual gender-based violence court to ensure expedient and efficient handling of cases. Addressing journalists at the National Theater to kick start the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence, the UWONET …

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