Advocacy

Defending Environmental Human rights defenders in Uganda: Reflections from 2019

In 2019 Ngetha Media Association for Peace in partnership with our three on ground Environmentalists and human rights organizations Navigators of Development Association (NAVODA), Nebbi District NGO’s forum and Friends of Zoka Forest (FOZ) undertook a comprehensive training on risk assessment and security management for Environmental Human rights defenders throughout the Albertine region of Uganda. …

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Free, Prior and informed Consent for Land rights, Environmental protection and Human Rights Defense

Free, prior and informed consent FPIC can be understood as one of the main achievements of indigenous movements, overcoming the old mentality that considered indigenous peoples as unable to decide their own future. It’s common in international law. The standard is a critical component of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. …

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Nebbi and Zombo: New evidence shows worsening human rights violation against the indigenous peoples by National Forestry Authority (NFA)

New evidence shows that the National Forest Authority of Uganda is involved in various abuse of Indigenous people’s rights to ownership and utilization of land and forests resources in the districts of Zombo and Nebbi in the Albertine region of Uganda. It’s alleged that in many places within the region NFA continued to use lethal …

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Forests guards (Rangers ) are accused of violating and abusing human rights of Indigenous community in and within Budongo Forest 

A resident of Karongo village in Masindi district told Ngetha Media Association for Peace that there are too many concerns regarding the manner in which the Budongo Forest guards/rangers are treating community members in and within the Forest. Community members are being denied access to forest resources. He claimed that for him being a disabled person …

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The real Avatar: A video about Indigenous land rights and Environmental Protection attracted mixed reactions from the community of Ngwedu,in Buliisa district

On August,17, 2019, Ngetha Media Association for Peace in Partnership with our on-ground Environmental Defenders and Land rights activists in Nwgedu,Buliisa district facilitated  the screening of the Film “The Real Avatar” a film that shows an indigenous alien tribe on a different planet who came together in the fight for saving their home in the …

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Ngetha Media Association for Peace in partnership with Chapter Four Uganda convened Two days workshops on NGO’s legal compliance and safety awareness

Civic space in Uganda, like in many other parts of the world, continues to close as governments adopt outright repressive laws and practices and insidious approaches designed to make it difficult for groups to exercise their association freedoms. For example, offices of five organizations were raided and searched by the Uganda police in 2017. Various …

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Radio Talk show on the impacts of Internet and Information Communication Technology in promoting community Development and human rights

Ngetha Media Association for Peace held a three hours radio talk show on Friday, 2nd August 2019 with Vijana Corps and Pakwach Youth United Forever in Pakwach town council with the theme “The impact of internet technology in community development and promoting human rights”. The talk show was aimed at highlighting the importance of the …

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Ngetha Media Association for Peace Empowered Communities of Ngwedu in Buliisa District to See, think and speak for themselves using Films

On Sunday, November 4th, 2018, Ngetha Media Association for Peace (NMAP) held Public film screening in Buliisa district to educate the communities and raise awareness on the negative impacts of Oil and gas exploratory and drilling activities on community’s lives and on environments. The Public film screening was part of Ngetha Media Association for Peace …

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Land and Human rights Education, advocacy and Legal Defense in Support of Environment and Rural Activists in Uganda

Uganda is going to witness one of the largest ever conversions of land into oil mining project. Oil and Gas exploratory and drilling activities in the Albertine graben if not carefully scrutinized will not bring prosperity but rather persisting social unrest, severe human rights violations, clear cutting of virgin forest, loss of biodiversity, genetic erosion …

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New civil society-led report highlights attention to the main challenges for the right to food and demonstrates that ‘business as usual’ simply does not work

Following a broad consultation amongst social movements, indigenous peoples, small-scale food producers and NGOs, a new report is shedding light on the main obstacles – often unaddressed – that we face to meet one of our most basic right. Evolving around the use and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of …

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