ISER Press release on Ministry of Health's withdrawal of National ID requirement for Covid 19 Vaccination
On 9 March 2021, the Ministry of Health announced it would no longer require national ID as sole identity marker and would allow other forms of IDs like drivers’ licenses, refugee identity cards, work permits, passports and verification by Local Council officials and Village Health Teams.
Civil Society drags Government to Court over requirement to have National ID Card before receiving COVID 19 Vaccine
Civil society led by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) and Unwanted Witness have dragged government to court over the requirement by the Ministry of Health to mandate one to present either a national identification card (NIC) or national identification Number (NIN) before receiving COVID 19 vaccines.
ISER's submission to the UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt, Other International Financial Obligations and Human Rights
In this submission to the UN's Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights, Prof. Attiya Waris, ISER raises stronger calls for transparency; better participation for all stakeholders in all critical decision-making processes; and key reforms to the international financial architecture.
ISER's Statement on Human Rights Day 2020
10th December 2020 marks 72 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly. Commemorating this day during the Covid-19 pandemic – which has and continues to wreak disproportionate havoc amongst the marginalized Ugandans – reaffirms the importance of respecting social and economic rights as enablers to recover and build back better during and post the pandemic.
Statement against International Monetary Fund (IMF) austerity
ISER's Press Statement on Government's Economic Stimulus Package
This is a Press Statement delivered during the launch of ISER's its research entitled...
ISER's oral statement on ESRs and COVID19 to the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights
ISER's oral statement on ESRs and COVID19 to the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights read on 18th July 2020.
Privatization of health and education excludes the poor
Oral Statement made by ISER to the 65th Ordinary Session of the African Commission...
ISER & UNAD's Petition to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament
ISER and Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) presented a petition to the...
Ministry of Education and Sports Press Statement
Phasing out Universal Secondary Education in private schools
Press Statement on School Standards
The initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) calls upon the government and or...
Civil society sue government over absence of sign language interpretation in access to health care
Today the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), an NGO committed to advancing social and economic rights in Uganda, together with the Uganda National Association of the Deaf (UNAD) converged on the Constitutional Court to call for an end to discrimination against people with hearing disabilities (hereinafter referred to as deaf) in Uganda’s health system.
Press statement: Uganda's Ministry of Education maintains Bridge schools are operating illegally
Communication from the Ministry of Education and Sports to Parliament shows that Bridge International Academies are operating illegally and do not meet the Basic Requirements and Minimum Standards.
174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies
174 civil society organisations from around the world have today (1st August 2017), released a statement calling on investors to cease support for Bridge International Academies, a company running over 500 commercial private schools in the Global South with the support of international donors and investors.
State obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities
The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) submitted comments to the Draft General Comment on State Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in the context of business activities.