Category Archives: Press Statements

CSO Statement on Need for Comprehensive Electoral Reforms before 2016 General Elections – August 2015

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On Monday 17th August 2015, a cross section of CSO leaders held a press conference at Uganda National NGO Forum on the need for comprehensive electoral reforms before the next General elections. The briefing cited Government’s refusal to listen to citizen voices on electoral reforms like detailed in proposals from entities like CCEDU, IPOD, the […]

Pan African CSO Statement on Financing for Development – July 2015 Entebbe, Uganda

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On 7th and 8th July 2015, over 70 delegates from over 25 countries on the African continent met to consolidate their common messages around the forthcoming 3rd United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development slated for 13th – 16th July 2015 in Addis Ababa. In collaboration with Reality of Aid Africa Network, this preparatory […]

Farm Power 2014- Celebrating 2014 the year of agriculture food security and nutrition

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From Rhetoric to practical solutions to Hunger and Malnutrition Feeding the world caring for the Earth.   Background On October 16th, Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark the World Food Day.  To proceed this day on October 15, the world will be celebrating the international rural women’s day. 2014 will remain an instrumental […]

Civil Society Statement on the Budget Strategy and Priorities for FY 2014/15

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  CIVIL SOCIETY BUDGET ADVOCACY GROUP Civil Society Statement on the Budget Strategy and Priorities for FY 2014/15 Delivered at the National Budget Conference for the FY 2014/15  Thursday 16th January 2014 at Serena International Conference Centre, Kampala On behalf of Civil Society Organisations working under the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG)[1], we would […]

Threats to Civil Society Organizations Operating Space – Increasing reports of NGO Office Thefts

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Monday, 4th November, 2013 For immediate release Background Background Over the past two years Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Uganda have experienced rampant thefts at their offices by purported burglars taking away assets ranging from computers, monies and other key documents. The latest theft was experienced at Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, (ACCU) and others in the recent past were […]

Press Release – NRM Audit Report

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29th October 2013 For immediate release New Report Faults NRM for Slow Progress on its 2011 election promises The Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform, hosted by the Uganda National NGO Forum, is set to launch its second report that assesses the performance of the National Resistance Movement Manifesto by evaluating the NRM 2011 election promises against […]

Concerted Effort Needed To Address Nutrition

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8th October 2013  For immediate release On 10th October 2013, the Uganda National NGO Forum and Food Rights Alliance with support from Southern Africa Trust are holding a High Level Breakfast Meeting between Members of Parliament and Civil Society Organizations at Hotel Africana, Kampala to discuss the role of parliament in addressing nutritional challenges in […]

Marriage and Divorce Bill: Men Champions Speak out

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We Must Walk the Talk of Women’s Emancipation! PRESS RELEASE 4thApril 2013 This press conference has been organized to provide space for the male human rights activists to share their views on the proposed Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009, formerly the Domestic Relations Bill (DRB). This is in recognition of the fact that the biggest […]

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN AFRICA CALL TO END INTIMIDATIONS AND HATE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN KENYA

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We, the under signed nongovernmental organizations working to promote human rights and good governance in our respective countries and regionally in Africa in collaboration with various civil society organizations in Kenya, are gravely concerned about incidences of intimidations and hate campaigns to members of Kenya’s civil society organizations increasingly occurring after filing their Civil society […]