Uganda

Human rights in Uganda, including children’s rights, right to health, work to eradicate violence against women and raising awareness on land rights have been at the core of the work supported by KIOS. In addition, the human rights know-how and security knowledge of small organization has been supported.

Shrinking freedom of speech and discrimination against minorities

President Museveni has been the head of state in Uganda since 1986. In recent years, the leadership of the country has increasingly been narrowing the space of civil society by limiting freedom of expression and assembly and by increasing police powers. Especially organizations tackling issues of corruption, land rights and the use of natural resources find their space shrinking. And when it comes to discrimination against minorities, sexual and gender minorities have faced especially high persecution in the country.

Stumbling blocks in development

Uganda is not a resource poor country; however, the financial resources allocated to the health care are extremely limited. Also the education system is severely under-resourced, and the corporate social responsibility is becoming a more and more essential issue.

The question of the corporate social responsibility is linked to the issues such as oil discoveries, road constructions and land issues. Many contracts are signed in such a way, that they mainly benefit big corporations and governments. The work of international corporations is supported by legislations, while the legal protection and livelihood possibilities of ordinary citizens are diminished.

Versatile work for the realization of human rights

In Uganda KIOS supports work that increases the security and capacity of organizations. Especially organizations working on the issues of sexual and gender minorities have been trained on the security issues. KIOS also supports the enhancement of children’s rights, since numbers of children are victims of human rights violations such as physical violence and child marriage.

Furthermore, KIOS has been directing support to improve free basic education as well as good health care for all. In addition, with the support of KIOS, the organizations in Uganda seek to ensure that financial development and huge corporate investments are done in cooperation with local populations and with respect to their human rights.

 

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Projects (57)

  • Uganda
  • 2021–2022
  • Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)

Strengthening community participation mechanisms to ensure free prior and informed consent to enhance corporate accountability in Uganda (Phase II)

62,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2021–2022
  • Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organisation BIRUDO

Promoting Land Rights and Access to Justice in Buliisa and Pakwach Districts in Uganda

78,100 €
  • Uganda
  • 2020
  • Queer Youth Uganda (QYA)

Human Rights Awareness Raising and Education

30,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2020–2021

Enhancing corporate accountability and access to justice of local communities in the Rwenzori region

101,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2020
  • Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organisation BIRUDO

Promoting Land Rights and Access to Justice in Buliisa and Pakwach Districts in Uganda

37,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2019–2020
  • Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)

Strengthening community participation mechanisms to ensure free prior and informed consent to enhance corporate accountability in Uganda

33,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2019–2021
  • Initiative for Social and Economic Rights

Core funding to promote social and economic rights in Uganda

196,900 €
  • Uganda
  • 2018–2019
  • Refugee Law Project

Indentification, Documentation and Support to Burundian Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

69,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2017–2019
  • Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC-Uganda)

Community sensitization

59,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2017–2018
  • CEHURD – Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

The value of real synergies in legal rights, constitutional obligations and civil society activism

59,900 €
  • Uganda
  • 2017–2018
  • Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)

Popularizing the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to Enhance Coporate Account-ability in Uganda

29,700 €
  • Uganda
  • 2017–2018
  • Initiative for Social and Economic Rights

Enhancing the Realisation of Universal Health Coverage in Uganda

45,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2016–2017
  • The Unwanted Witness

Policy Advocacy with 10th Parliament as change agent on cyber Legislations and promoting ICT mainstreaming among NGOs in Uganda

35,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2015–2016
  • CEHURD – Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

Claiming The Right to Health in Uganda: The value of real synergies in legal rights, constitutional obligations and civil society activism

56,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2015–2016
  • Initiative for Social and Economic Rights

Enhancing Women’s Social and Economic Rights in Uganda

59,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2014–2015
  • The Unwanted Witness

Strengthening Civil Society Organisations’ Interventions in Human Rights through ICT

20,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2013–2015
  • Initiative for Social and Economic Rights

Demystifying Social and Economic Rights in Uganda

19,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2013–2016
  • ACODEV

Partnership Programme on Economic and Social Rights

70,900 €
  • Uganda
  • 2013–2015
  • Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC-Uganda)

Community Sensitization

50,500 €
  • Uganda
  • 2012–2013
  • ACODEV

KIOS-ACODEV Partnership Programme

27,958 €
  • Uganda
  • 2012–2015
  • CEHURD – Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

Claiming the right to health in Uganda: the value of real synergies in legal rights, constitutional obligations and civil society activism

49,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2012–2015
  • Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Working and engaging men as advocates in the fight against Sexual/Gender Based Violence Response, Management and Prevention in Kampala and Wakiso Districts

35,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2012–2015
  • Joy for Children Uganda

Expansion of Community Based Responses in Preventing Violence Against Children in Kabarole, Kyenjojo and Bundibugyo District in Rwenzori Region

60,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2012–2013
  • Child Rights Empowerment and Development Organization

Scaling-up the Campaign for Elimination of Violence Against Children (SCEVAC)

17,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2011–2012
  • Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Preventing Gender Based Violence through Capacity Building

12,700 €
  • Uganda
  • 2011–2012
  • CEHURD – Center for Health, Human Rights and Development

Intellectual Property Rights for Access Project (IP4A)

8,600 €
  • Uganda
  • 2011–2013
  • Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC-Uganda)

Community Sensitization

29,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2011–2013
  • Community Awareness and Response on AIDS

Campaign Against Domestic Violence and Violation of Human Rights for HIV Prevention in Kayunga District 2011-2012

24,300 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2012
  • Child Rights Empowerment and Development Organization

Campaign for Elimination of Violence against Children in Masindi

10,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2012
  • Joy for Children Uganda

Community Based Response in Preventing Violence against Children in Kabarole district

18,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2011
  • Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Preventing Domestic and Sexual Violence through Awareness Raising 

7,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2011
  • National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda

KIOS – NAWOU Partnership Programme

17,400 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2011
  • Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC-Uganda)

Community Sensitization Project (CSP)

9,700 €
  • Uganda
  • 2010–2013
  • Action for Community Development – Uganda

Comprehensive prevention and response to VAW project – COPREVAW

75,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2012
  • National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda

CEDAW in Every Day Life and Practice in Kayunga District: a Campaign for Women’s Rights

79,700 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2013
  • Literacy and Adult Basic Education

Awareness of Children’s Especially the Girl Child Right to Education

10,300 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2010
  • Joy for Children Uganda

Community Based Response in Preventing Violence Against Children in Fort Portal

9,900 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2010
  • Pastoral Women Alliance to Break Cultural Chains

Rural Rukoola Pastoralist Women/Girl Child Rights Awareness Raising Against Cultural Marginalisation

8,100 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2010
  • Community Awareness and Response on AIDS

Campaign Against Domestic Violence and Violation of Human Rights for HIV Prevention in Kayunga District

10,700 €
  • Uganda
  • 2009–2010
  • Makerere 1 Community Initiative

Empowering Kawempe Community to Prevent Violence against Children

7,100 €
  • Uganda
  • 2008–2011
  • Foundation For Human Rights Initiative

Building the capacity of community based human rights associations to promote the democratization process in Uganda

87,600 €
  • Regional projects
  • Uganda
  • 2008–2010
  • East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project

Training Workshop for Women Human Rights Defenders including Sexual Minority Defenders

16,310 €
  • Uganda
  • 2008–2011
  • Human Rights Network

Action for the Realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Uganda

52,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2008–2010
  • Action for Community Development – Uganda

Domestic Violence Prevention and Support Project

45,800 €
  • Uganda
  • 2008–2009
  • National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda

CEDAW in Every Day Life and Practice in Kayunga District: a Campaign for Women’s Rights

28,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2007–2008
  • Foundation For Human Rights Initiative

Strengthening the Human Rights Movement in Uganda through Capacity Building of Grassroot Human Rights Associations

49,500 €
  • Uganda
  • 2007–2010
  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

89,300 €
  • Uganda
  • 2007–2008
  • Action for Community Development – Uganda

Domestic Violence Prevention and Support Project

13,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2006–2007
  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

45,200 €
  • Uganda
  • 2005–2006
  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

29,237 €
  • Uganda
  • 2005
  • Foundation For Human Rights Initiative

National Seminar on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

25,500 €
  • Uganda
  • 2005–2007
  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

Communications and Advocacy Strategy

10,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2005–2006
  • Human Rights Concern

Civic Education Project for Enhancing the Electorates Understanding of Human Rigths, Good Governane and Democratic Principles for Effective Participation in the ongoing Political Transition

30,500 €
  • Uganda
  • 2005–2007
  • Association of Human Rights Organizations

Activities and Work Plan for 2006

25,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2004–2005
  • Association of Human Rights Organizations

Building the Capacity of AHURIO Members to Effectively Carry out their Human Rights Activities

15,000 €
  • Uganda
  • 2004–2005
  • African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

Awareness on Human Rights Promotion and Protection

7,900 €
  • Uganda
  • 2003–2005
  • Foundation For Human Rights Initiative

Community Empowerment through Paralegal Training for Kasese District in Western Uganda

18,200 €

News (14)

19 Sep 2017
News
Uganda

Realizing the right to health in Uganda

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development CEHURD is a Ugandan organization founded in 2007 working on issues related to …

7 Nov 2008
News
Uganda

Peace T. Kyamureku: “How can a 13 year old be a mother when she herself is still a child?”

National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is one of the biggest women organisations in Uganda. NAWOU has had an important role in drafting the new Ugandan constitution, which takes account of gender equality remarkably well. KIOS met NAWOU’s executive director Peace T. Kyamureku, who is one of the most known human rights defenders in Uganda.

1 Jan 2008
News
Uganda

ACTV Works towards a Uganda Free of Torture

Authorities in charge of security are widely using torture in Uganda. Government officials have admitted the use of torture, despite international conventions against torture. KIOS’ supported ACTV works both with victims of torture and with authorities using torture in order to prevent its use. ACTV has reached visible results through its work.