All countries, apart from the US and Papua New Guinea have laws that make it for mandatory for employers to offer minimum paid parental leave, while Uganda and most African countries only limit it to maternity and paternity leave of between 8 and 17 weeks.
Priscilla Dembetembe, the Program Directo of REBUiLD says that Urban refugees still face a number of challenges such as the lengthy bureaucratic process of obtaining a work permit, denial of employment by potential employers on grounds of being refugees, language barrier, and attitude by the host communities and the refugees towards each other.
Donald Rukare, the Chief of the Party of the USAID Rights and Justice Activity Project in Uganda said that CSOs should operate within the law. He however said that there are several provisions of the law that they disagree with for the unfair limitations they impose on CSOs.
"My tour started just prior to the presidential elections, when 54 people were killed by security forces. To this day, there has been no accountability for their deaths," writes the U.S Ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown.
One of the developers of the database, Gabriel Khaukha from Datatrack Solutions Consult, says that the database can be used to report cases of Human trafficking, follow up on cases and keep a history of victims and perpetrators.
The mobile lab which is to be stationed at the Central Health Laboratories in Butabika National Referral Hospital in Kampala will be used to collect specimens from suspected patients across the country and within cross-border areas in case of disease outbreaks for transportation and testing.
The top positions are in the Commissioner General’s Office, Legal Services & Board Affairs Department, Customs Department, Domestic Taxes Department, Tax Investigations Department, Corporate Services Department, Information Technology & Innovation Department, and Internal Audit Department.
The report, which focused on the education, health, and energy sectors in the public sector in Uganda indicates that the majority of the victims of sexual harassment are low cadre employees, students, and mostly female while the men and supervisors are the main perpetrators of sexual harassment at the workplace.
Even with the 1995 Constitution, the enactment of laws such as the Children Act, the provision of free legal aid by civil society organizations, and free education by the government, children continue to fall victim to sexual abuse, torture, and child labor among other forms of the violation of their rights.
Robert Kirenga, the NCHRD-U Executive Director, noted with concern the growing trend, and self-censorship of the sorts, among government officials who fear associating with or even attending events aimed at discussing the subject, owing to the ongoing contraction of civil space in Uganda.
While responding to questions at a media briefing at the UHRC offices on Tuesday, the Commission Chairperson Mariam Wangadya said that government shouldn’t be compelled to compensate the families of people killed by the attackers arguing that no amount of money can compensate for a life lost.
Since the conflict broke out, over 1,800 fatalities have been reported and at least 1.5 million Sudanese have been displaced in neighbouring South Sudan, Central African Republic, and Egypt internally among others while 3.5 million others have been internally displaced.
Susan Ngongi Namondo, the UN Resident Coordinator noted that even as they celebrate the work of the departing office, they also grieve the loss of the UN Human Rights office in Uganda. A loss she says is for the government of Uganda, the Human rights office, and the people of Uganda at large
Mary Mugasa, the State Minister for Public Service admitted that there is a lot of corruption in the recruitment exercises, including solicitation for and payment of money by the recruitment officials and the job seekers respectively.
The committee is probing the Board following concerns raised by the Auditor General’s report for the Financial Year 2021/2022 which unearthed regional imbalances in the award of the loans to needy Ugandan students.
While the bill was initially passed in March, calling for the death penalty and long jail terms among other tough penalties, President Museveni had asked parliament to tone down the legislation after it attracted condemnation among human rights activists and donors.