NCHRDU meets with different service providers Monday, October 30, 2017 - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders organised a meeting with the different service providers working with Human Rights Defenders under the theme ” To enhance collaborative efforts between NCHRD-U and HRD service providers: The meeting was aimed at discussing collaborative strategies and guiding principles in the work of HRDs. The meeting was attended by doctors, policemen […]
Regional Coalition building in Kumi district Monday, October 30, 2017 - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (NCHRD-U) together with SAF Teso organised  a one day engagement on regional coalition building in Kumi District.on 26th/07/2017 under the theme “Teso sub region: HRDs committed to provide a unified voice and coordinated focus in addressing protection needs for HRDs. The engagement was attended by 32 Human Rights Defenders, […]
Raid on CSOs: How Police acted in disregard of the law Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 25th September, 2017 For Immediate Release PRESS STATEMENT ON THE RAIDS AND SEIGE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS NAMELY ACTION AID, SOLIDARITY UGANDA AND GREAT LAKES INITIATIVE ON STRATEGIC STUDIES (GLISS). Background:  On Wednesday 20th September 2017, the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U) received information that Uganda Police Force had raided two CSO […]
30 organisations call for continued efforts to hold Burundian government accountable for serious crimes Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council  Geneva, 19 September 2017   RE: Renewing the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Ensuring Accountability for Serious Crimes Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned civil society organizations, write to urge you to support a resolution renewing the mandate […]
Robert Kirenga appointed new Executive Director of NCHRD-U Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U) is very pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Robert Kirenga as its new Executive Director. Starting on August 15,2017 Robert Kirenga will work closely with the Chairperson Board of Directors-Mr. Mohammed Ndifuna and the existing staff for a transition period. Robert Kirenga is a human […]
NCHRD-U takes part in human rights and gender awareness training for HRDs Monday, August 21, 2017 - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U) participated in a training about understanding  the difference between gender and sex, gender roles, behavior and stereotypes  which are socially constructed in communities. The training was organized by Human Rights Network Uganda with the main aim of raising awareness around gender issues among human rights defenders. The […]
NCHRD-U trains national referral network members on effective referral of HRD cases Thursday, August 3, 2017 - The   National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U) organized meeting with referral network members on July 11 with a theme “Building a supportive National Referral system for HRDs”. The meeting attracted 35 participants including referral network members, focal persons, staff and facilitators of the sessions comprising of 15 women and 20 men. Participants discussed the HRD […]
A guide for the savvy journalist in the world of ever decreasing privacy Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Many veteran journalists, but not only these, surely noticed that we are all of a sudden bombarded again from all-over with mentions of Watergate. Books like George Orwell’s 1984 are on display at bookstores and an air of danger to freedom of speech and freedom of the press is spreading slowly like a dark cloud […]
Sebei HRDs face discrimination and harassment from FGM proponents  Friday, July 7, 2017 - It has been a common practice that Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in most cases have the backing of community members from where they operate. This however, is not the case in Sebei sub region in eastern Uganda where there have been reported cases of harassment and discrimination of HRDs especially due to lack of solidarity […]
Human Rights Defenders equipped with digital security skills Friday, July 7, 2017 -   As part of the continued efforts to build the capacity of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Uganda (NCHRD-U) in collaboration with Civil Rights Defenders, a Stockholm based international human rights organization conducted a digital security training on July 5-6, 2017 in Entebbe. The training was also aimed at creating an […]
Uganda: Police Authorities must conduct impartial and transparent investigations into the extra-judicial killing of human rights defenders Friday, June 30, 2017 - For Immediate Release (Kampala, June 30, 2017) Eleven human rights groups unequivocally condemn the extra-judicial killing of human rights defender (HRD) Irumba Erasmus who was the coordinator of the Twerwaneho Listeners’ Club (TLC) activities in Rwebisengo District, and his friend Vide Kanyoro, by officers of the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda People’s Defence Forces(UPDF). […]
NCHRDU trainings, referral directory encourage Karamoja HRDs Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders Uganda (NCHRD-U) conducted a fact finding mission to assess the situation of human rights defenders in Karamoja subregion. The mission was conducted between June 12th to 16th 2017. To understand the situation of HRDs better, NCHRD-U team met and discussed with among others, Mr. Emmanuel B. Momoh, the team leader, United […]
Good news from ProtectDefenders.eu Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - In the first 18 months of activity,  ProtectDefenders.eu, the EU Human Rights Defenders mechanism implemented by international civil society, has emerged as a solid and increasingly referenced instrument to ensure that human rights defenders facing threats and risk can access immediate support and protection measures. Click here for the full article
NCHRDU shares best practices with Burundian HRD coalition Monday, June 26, 2017 - In the video below, NCHRD-U National Coordinator, Brenda Kugonza explains how NCHRD-U offers support to Human Rights Defenders at risk. The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (NCHRDU) in Uganda has shared successes, challenges, and best practices on coordinating Human Rights Defender’s (HRD) Coalitions with Burundian Human Rights Defenders Coalition on This was during a […]
One man’s resolve to safeguard the working environment for human rights defenders in Arua Saturday, June 24, 2017 - When Jackson Olema started advocating for the rights of his community members in Arua in 2007, he did not know the magnitude of the work he had gotten himself into. In the beginning, his work involved defending the rights of his community members including the right to education, health and peaceful co-existence.  He did this […]
Joint statement on activities to commemorate international day in support of victims of torture Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Tuesday 19th June 2017  Support Victims of Torture (1.87 Mbs)      Support Victims of Torture (1.87 Mbs)
Masindi Human Rights Defenders commend NCHRDU for security management training Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Albertine region have commended the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda for organizing training to equip HRDs with security management tips. This was after the NCHRDU conducted a two day training between June 6 and 7 2017 at Kabalega Resort in Masindi district. This was aimed at […]
In pictures: When NCHRDU engaged editors Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda organized a breakfast meeting to engage with editors from key media houses in Kampala, Uganda under the theme: “Collaborating with editors to promote the protection of Human Rights Defenders Uganda” on June 7 2017 at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala. The engagement was aimed at creating […]
Kabarole crater lakes case: Court rules in favor of human rights defenders Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Justice Anthony Oyuk Ojok of Fort Portal high court Wednesday June 7, 2017 cancelled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Kabarole district local government and Ferdsult Engineering Services limited which gave Ferdsult exclusive rights over 20 crater lakes in the district. The MoU had been reached after the company sought partnership with district authorities […]
Human Rights Defenders in Fort Portal facing continued intimidation and threats Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - On May 30th the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRDU) embarked on a fact finding mission in Kabarole District where four Human Rights Defenders Jackson Magezi, Prosper Businge, Fred Kyaligonza and Trader Suleiman were reported as being harassed. In April 2016, these Human Rights Defenders were charged with use of poison, explosive […]
Uganda: Ms. Pamela Judith Angwech awarded 2017 European Union Human Rights Defenders Award Monday, May 29, 2017 - For Immediate Release (Kampala-May 29th, 2017) The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda congratulates Ms. Pamela Judith Angwech for a well deserved win of the 2017 EU Human Rights Defenders Award. It in essence is recognition of the tremendous work Pamela has been engaging particularly as a grass root Human Rights Defenders. The European […]
40 rights organisations urge Uganda to support independent investigations into Kasese killings Friday, May 26, 2017 - A coalition of 40 rights organiations on Friday urged the Ugandan government to facilitate independent and transparent investigations with international expertise into the November 2016 killings of civilians in Kasese. The organisations also want the government to hold security forces accountable for their actions in the massacre. The groups urged the government to invite relevant […]
Pamela Angwech wins EU Human Rights Defenders’ Award 2017 Friday, May 26, 2017 - Pamela Judith Angwech, the executive director of Gulu Women’s Economic Development and Globalisation (GWED-G) has won the 2016 European Union Human Rights Defenders (HRD) Award. Angwech stood out for her efforts in promoting the rights of women and girls suffering as a result of the Lord’s Resistance Army war in Northern Uganda. Angwech was also […]
NCHRDU promises non-discriminatory protection to Arua HRDs  Friday, May 26, 2017 - Although the solidarity visit by the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda (NCHRDU) to Arua on May 21, 2017 was aimed at checking on identified Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), it doubled as an opportunity for NCHRDU to further enlighten HRDs on the programs and services the coalition offers to HRDs in dire need across […]
Dr Stella Nyanzi wants court to block her trial Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Makerere university researcher and activist Dr Stella Nyanzi has asked Buganda road chief magistrate’s court to stay her trial pending determination of her constitutional petition. Dr Nyanzi’s lawyers led by Isaac Ssemakadde asked Chief Magistrate James Ereemye to temporarily halt the proceedings on grounds that her constitutional petition would be rendered irrelevant if the court […]
New report pins police on media rights violations as HRDs demand action Monday, May 22, 2017 - Stakeholders joing HRNJU’s national cordinator, Mr Ssempala to officially launch the report at Imperial Royale in Kampala A new report released by one of the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Uganda’s board members; Human Rights Network of Journalists in Uganda (HRNJ-U) has ranked police as the leading violator of journalists’ rights. The report titled Tough Times: Political Intolerance […]
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NCHRD-U Structure Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - The Structure of the NCHRD-U The structure of the Coalition is constituted by four entities: The General Assembly; this comprises of all the coalition members currently 80 NGOs and individuals are signed up with the same voting power. The Board of Directors; this comprises of all the eight founding organisation i.e. Human Rights Network Uganda […]
Human Rights Defenders in Uganda condemn discrimination Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Uganda say they are experiencing some levels of discrimination in the country especially in the rural areas where their role in monitoring and challenging human rights abuses and violations has put them on spot of being discriminated against. They said it is negating the Government’s intentions to build local capacity […]
Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) speak out on emerging HRD issues in Lira Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (NCHRD-U) with support from the British High Commission (BHC) conducted an in house training for Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) of the Lango Female Clan Leaders Association from 23rd-25th August , 2016 at Garden Hotel in Lira district, in Northern Uganda. The main objective of the training was to […]
Human Rights Defenders in Uganda condemn discrimination Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Uganda say they are experiencing some levels of discrimination in the country especially in the rural areas where their role in monitoring and challenging human rights abuses and violations has put them on spot of being discriminated against. They said it is negating the Government’s intentions to build local capacity […]
Unconditionally drop all charges against four defenders in Fort Portal, end reprisals Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - All charges against the four human rights defenders (HRDs) working with Twerwaneho Listeners Club (TLC) must be immediately and unconditionally dropped and related targeted attacks against defenders be investigated for appropriate action, the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (NCHRD-U) and TLC said today. We are concerned that related reprisals and trumped up charges are […]
Rights bodies call on government to respect freedoms and end spate of intimidations,kidnaps and detentions Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - (Kampala / April 12, 2017) – The Ugandan government must guarantee Dr. Stella Nyanzi, an academic and vocal social media critic a fair trial and respect of due process and court orders during her trial, the National Coalition of Human Rights defenders – Uganda (NCHRD-U) and the undersigned organisations said today. These organisations further condemned […]
Third Anniversary of the Tanzania Human Rights Defender’s Day held on 28th April,2016 Sunday, April 30, 2017 - The National Coordinator NCHRD-U Ms. Brenda Kugonza joined the Tanzanian Human Rights Defenders coalition to commemorate their 3rd Anniversary of the Tanzania Human Rights Defender’s day. The Coordinator also joined the panel to discuss the shrinking space of Civil Society by presenting on the Ugandan Experience. It was an opportunity to interact with HRDs in […]
NCHRDU  sub regional focal persons trained on timely and appropriate assistance for HRDS Thursday, October 27, 2016 - The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda has trained Staff and 16 HRD sub-regional focal persons on timely and appropriate assistance for HRDs at risk, case management and handling of HRDs Cases. The training was held on 28th October 2016 with the overall objective to increase the knowledge and skills of the staff and […]
Letter from 31 Ugandan and International Organizations Monday, June 13, 2016 - This is a letter from 31 Ugandan and international organisations to the Inspector General of Police expressing grave concern about the wave of break-ins targetting offices of Ugandan civil society groups. Read full letter below: Gen. Kale Kayihura Inspector General of Police Uganda Police Force Kampala, Uganda   June 13, 2016 Dear General Kayihura, We, […]