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Amid Confusion About Land Ownership in Uganda, Violence Between Landlords and Tenants Escalates

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal RightsMigrationPower

As migrants crowd into Uganda’s Mityana District and demand for land grows, the relationship between tenants and landlords has reached a breaking point. Landlords fear asserting their rights as tenants embrace the country’s growing trend of mob justice.

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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When Land Ownership Is In Doubt, Some Ugandans Face Witchcraft Accusations and Eviction by Mobs

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Uganda’s tradition of “customary” land ownership means many landowners don’t hold titles to their property, and land disputes are rampant. With little faith in police or courts, Ugandans have turned to mob justice – and landowners fear for their lives.

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When Police Response is Too Slow, Ugandan Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Administer Justice Themselves

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

In Uganda, people who drive motorcycle taxis are often subject to violent attacks and robberies. Drivers say that authorities aren’t doing enough – so they’ve decided to take justice into their own hands.

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Ugandan Club Aims to End Gender-Based Violence by Challenging Cultural Norms

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman RightsWomen's Rights

Gender-based violence is rampant in the Kotido district of Uganda’s Karamoja region, where sexual and physical abuse of women and girls remains culturally acceptable. But the men and women members of the St. Kizito Anti-Violence Club not only challenge these cultural norms – they hold criminals accountable too.

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Alone on the Job: Security Guards in Uganda Fear for Their Safety

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsJobs

Security guards in Uganda’s capital Kampala say private companies are putting their safety at risk by failing to implement police directives, such as requiring security guards to be on duty in pairs. Some have decided to leave the profession all together.

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Thefts at Motor Accident Scenes Leave Ugandan Authorities Unable to Identify Bodies

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human Rights

In Uganda, stealing from people who have been hurt or killed in road accidents is becoming more common, causing authorities to have trouble identifying the deceased. Government solutions are underway, and in the meanwhile, officials are encouraging people to document the thefts.

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As Need Rises, Palliative Care Services Remain Insufficient in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealthHuman RightsPolitics

Uganda’s health budget isn’t providing enough for palliative care, resulting in a shortage of much-needed pain relievers and other services. Local organizations are stepping in, but health workers say that without the funding, they are only able to serve a fraction of the thousands of patients in need.

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Boda Boda Drivers in Uganda Say They’d Rather Flee Accidents Than Get Insurance

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessHuman Rights

Boda bodas, or motorcycle taxis, are a common but dangerous form of transportation in Uganda, causing hundreds of accidents per month. Drivers are required to hold insurance, but many don’t. Instead, they flee the scene to avoid being blamed for accidents.

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Who Owns This Land? After Homes Are Destroyed, Ugandans Await Court Decision

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

Forty homes demolished. Nearly 350 people made homeless. Forced evictions are not uncommon in Uganda, but even when people take their grievances to court, the drawn-out and confusing legal process gives no assurance that they will receive compensation.

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