CSO Joint Statement on UN Human Rights Council's resolution affirming the importance of investing in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights
Eight international civil society organisations welcome a resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus on 23 March 2021 affirming the crucial importance of investment in public services for the realisation of economic, social and cultural rights.
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.
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.
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.
This is a Press Statement delivered during the launch of ISER's its research entitled...
Phasing out Universal Secondary Education in private schools
The initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) calls upon the government and or...
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.
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.
The 15 organisations endorsing this statement take note of the decision taken by the High Court of Uganda sitting in Kampala on Friday 4th November which confirms that the process followed by the Ugandan Government to decide to close schools run by Bridge International Academies (BIA) was fair and legal.
The UK’s financial support to low-cost private education in developing countries in contravention of human rights, says again UN experts
In a landmark report, which has just been published, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) expressed its concerns that in some cases the UK’s development aid “has been reportedly used for activities in contravention of economic, social and cultural rights in the receiving countries.”
On 30th September 2015, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development tabled amendments...
On 13th May 2015, over 100 civil society organisations signed a statement expressing concern over the World Bank’s support for low-fee, for-profit private education as a means to alleviate poverty in Kenya and Uganda.