Protecting and defending Human Rights
Our human rights program focuses on supporting human rights defenders with technical skills and knowledge in digital and physical security using media to increase public awareness of human rights issues.
Ensuring online/digital safety of Environmental and Human Rights Defenders EHRDs
Ensuring physical safety and strengthening community land rights and environmental defenders on environmental monitoring, land protection and human rights defense through legal trainings
- Digital security and safety training for EHRDs
- Use of digital security tool training with International experts
- SAFETAG audit workshop for digital security trainers
Creating more awareness about human rights within rural communities in the Albertine region
- Focus groups discussion with EHRDs during fact finding mission
- Legal compliance and safety awareness for human rights NGOs in the region
- Legal support for Human Rights Defenders HRDs
Strengthening capacity in documentation of human rights violations
Watetezi.orgTracking human rights violations in Albertine Region
Ngetha is developing together with watetezi.org an online reporting platform to report human rights violation, election violence incidents, and environmental crimes.
Discover our work in Human Rights
“Human Rights Defenders often protect others whilst neglecting themselves. When a defender protects his/her life, he/she can even protect others better”
In 2019, Ngetha Media Association for Peace had an opportunity to convene Legal Compliance and Safety Awareness for Human Rights Defenders in the Northern and Mid Albertine region. The event was jointly organized by NMAP and Chapter Four Uganda in Pakwach town...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 …