WOMEN IN UGANDA’S INFORMAL ECONOMY ASSERT PROTECTION OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS

In the recent past, Kampala’s pedestrian walkways and streets in the central business district and surrounding areas have been cleared of women street vendors in a brutal, inhumane manner pointing to the lack of empathy, absence of human rights consideration and a lack of appreciation for economic diversity citing a need for organization and orderliness, […]

16 days of Activism 2018: Taking it Further – #HearMeToo

#HearMeToo This year, SIHA Network leveraged on the 16 days of activism as an opportune period to bring the #MeToo conversation to the light – attempting to understand how the gender power imbalance creates opportunities for men to prey on women and girls; promotes a society that ridicules the victims; allows the perpetrators to go[…..]

#16DAYSOFACTIVISM- Hala Alkarib

Introduce yourself (Name, organization, and how long you have been involved in activism) Hala Alkarib, an activist and feminist, civil society worker and research practitioner. I am a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I was born and raised in Sudan and later lived in Canada, Egypt, and Kenya; currently, I’m living and working in Uganda. I have[…..]

#16DAYSOFACTIVISM: Lyn Ossome

1. Introduce yourself (Name, organization, and how long you have been involved in activism) My name is Lyn Ossome and I am a researcher and senior faculty at Makerere University, Kampala. My activist work around women’s rights spans nearly two decades and has taken the form of organizational work and teaching. Nothing I have written[…..]