Uganda

36 million people
510 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Partly Free
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written by
Chloe Schwenke
Vice President of Global Programs

The Obama administration’s high-profile initiatives to embrace Africa have given short shrift to ethical leadership, democracy, and good governance.

written by
Mary McGuire
Senior Program Manager, Freedom of Expression
written by
Matthew Schaaf
Program Officer, Eurasia Programs

LGBTI people have become victims of an ongoing crisis within global institutions regarding the intersection of universal human rights and cultural or “traditional” values.

Uganda’s new ‘HIV Prevention and Control Act’ is yet a further step in the Ugandan government’s flagrant disregard of human rights.

Issues: 
Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Given Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law and the serious flaws in its draft guidelines for access to health by LGBTI persons, the release of this loan would be the height of irresponsibility.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, LGBTI Rights
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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In September 2010, Freedom House led a four-day International Joint Partnership Freedom of Expression mission to Uganda to examine the country’s freedom of expression environment in light of a prop

Freedom House is working to empower civil society to advance domestic justice and put an end to impunity, while also strengthening intra- and inter-regional networks of advocates working to advance this issue.