Human Rights Defenders

“Human Rights Defenders are not oppositions, they are named so when they speak truth”: Reflections from the multi stakeholders dialogue on HRD’s safety and protection –Nebbi 2019

The regional multi-stakeholders dialogue on human rights defenders safety and protection 2019 was organized in Nebbi, west Nile, by Ngetha Media Association for Peace and Nebbi district NGO’s Forum, on June 6, 2019. Professor Dr. Kakungulu Mayambala of Makerere University school of law attended the dialogue as a keynote speaker and a representative of the …

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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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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 conducted Focus Group Discussion with Hoima Based at risk Environmental Human rights Defenders in Hoima district.

Yesterday the 9th/Feb/2019 Ngetha Media Association for Peace conducted a Focus group session for 10 Environmental Human Rights Defenders in #Hoima on-device security. The activity is part of the Ngetha Media Association for Peace mission of providing digital and holistic security training to a network of EHRD’s in the Albertine region where EHRD’s lack safety …

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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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Bandung Declaration 2018: Indigenous leaders called on world governments to urgently uphold their obligations to protect Land and Environmental Defenders.

“We, Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC), on the 27th of September 2018, gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, for our Assembly of Members, following the Global Land Forum under the kind hosting of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Global Land Forum National Organizing Committee. We represent over 250 civil society and …

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