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Joint letter on internet shutdown in Uganda

Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Mr. David Kaye, Mr. Joseph Cannataci, Mr. Maina Kiai, Mr. Michel Forst, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, and Ms. Reine Alapini-Gansou cc: African Union African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Secretariat Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Secretariat Domestic & ...

Internet Shutdown of Social Media in Uganda threats to online expression

Ugandans many of whom are firm users of online expression platforms woke up on polling day to realise all their social media platforms such as Facbook, Twitter and Whatsapp were disconnected. The shameful and unwarranted shutdown of social media platforms ...

Safety and privacy for women online key – Says Facebook

Due to the increasing threats and online violence targeted at women and girls, Facebook has recently teamed up with various stakeholders especially women organisation in Africa to discuss safety and security issues at Facebook as well as share Facebook’s safety ...

The case of poor service delivery in Uganda’s health sector

This January, I was exposed to a challenge that tossed my person back and forth from hospital, work and home. In the middle of all the emotional and financial stress, my brain ran further than my legs would carry me ...

The Universal Periodic Review Mechanism (UPRM) – What way forward for Uganda?

2016 marks yet another year under which state parties to the UN Human Rights Council participates in a process of review of human rights records from their respective countries. Uganda is one of the 193 countries that are state parties ...

WOUGNET: Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity, 22 – 24 March 2016

Greetings and Happy New Year! WOUGNET is conducting a Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity scheduled to take place in Kampala, Kamwokya, on 22 – 24 March 2016. We will introduce participants to selected Web2.0 applications including social media and ...

Gender gap in ICT and Online gender based violence in Uganda

The Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Poverty Reduction is widely recognized. In particular, ICTs represent an important tool for women empowerment as they give women more opportunities to start businesses, look for jobs, learn about their rights, ...

Supporting Ugandan Women entrepreneurs to improve business and export growth

Supporting Ugandan women entrepreneurs is crucial, as they face major obstacles when trying to develop their business and export their products. From 23rd to 25thNovember 2015, WOUGNET organized, in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), a workshop for women ...

Invitation for the MUBs 6th Annual Youth Camp, January 2016 at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Entebbe

The MUBS Outreach Centres which include; the Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Career Guidance, ICT Centres in collaboration with the Students’ Guild MUBS announce the 6th Annual Youth Camp 2016. We believe that such activities will help the youth make good use of their holidays and vacation time, ...

Why Life Skills building on sexuality education for Community Radio Managers in Uganda Critical

WOUGNET participated in 2-day training for Capacity Building of Community Based Radio Managers on Comprehensive Sexuality Education at Colline Hotel Mukono from 15th-18th November 2015. The training focused on UNESCO’s fulfilment of the Commission to Radio Apac on Building the ...