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Topic: Uganda

January 8th, 2016

Opinion: The Case for Peace Education in Uganda’s National Curriculum

“Societies spend money training doctors to heal the ill. Why should not they also educate their citizens to conduct affairs nonviolently?”[1]   Reflecting on the above question posed by peace education scholars Harris and Morrison, anyone familiar with Uganda’s post-independence socio-political history will appreciate its relevance....

December 18th, 2015

HART Weekly News Round-Up 18/12/15

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December 11th, 2015

News Round-Up 11/12/15

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  • The HART team have just returned from their trip to Nigeria with incredible and tragic stories in hand. The full report will be forthcoming in the next week
  • HART intern, Will Side, blogs on the failure of the Sudanese Peace talks, which have led to increased hostilities in the country.

November 27th, 2015

Weekly News Round-Up (27/11/2015)

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November 13th, 2015

Weekly News Round-Up (13/11/2015)


September 4th, 2015

Weekly News Round-Up (04/09/15)

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July 31st, 2015

Changing Perspectives on Mental Health in Uganda

Guest blogger, Talia Augustine, discusses shortfalls in mental healthcare in Uganda and the role of NGOs in bridging this gap, as well as avenues for policy improvement. Uganda has an estimated population of 40 million people, with approximately 20% of its citizens suffering from mental health disorders....

July 14th, 2015

Uganda’s proposed NGO Bill – Regulating or Silencing?

  A quick Google News search on Uganda these days reveals what seems to be significant political turmoil. Earlier this month, several international and national civil society organisations, most prominently Human Rights Watch and Chapter Four Uganda, publically criticised a proposed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Bill, which is currently awaiting debate in Parliament....

July 8th, 2015

A foe that no child should face – the plight of child soldiers

Should there ever be any link between the words ‘child’ and ‘soldier’?  On the 13th ‘International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers’ (February 2015) UNICEF and the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict  reported that children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups in conflicts in over 20 countries worldwide. ...

June 15th, 2015

Abstinence, Be Faithful and Condoms: The ‘A,B,C’ of colonial legacies in Sub-Saharan HIV-AIDS prevention programmes | HART Prize for Human Rights

This essay, by Constantin Gouvy was shortlisted for the Senior Essay category of the HART Prize for Human Rights. Read more entries here.  As of 2013, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) was home to more than two thirds of the world’s HIV-positive population, a figure which has not changed much over the past decade (Stillwaggon 2003 p.810)....
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