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Despite the country’s focus on universal health coverage, ISER’s research found insufficient attention has been given to hard to reach areas such as Amudat District in Karamoja region as a whole.

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While presenting the findings of the report in Kampala last week, ISER programmes director Angella Nabwowe Kasule said they found out that the 58 per cent of the respondents said their village water user committees were non-functional and 80 per cent of those interviewed on health service delivery revealed they have not accessed any meetings of HUMCs.

 

 

Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Citizens-not-fully-involved-service-delivery-report/688334-4676494-1338dg7/index.html

 

 

Source: Daily Monitor

 

The study conducted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) in six districts revealed that lack of access to information is preventing citizens from participating in the processes of providing health, water and educational services, hindering high quality services delivery.

 

 

Link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1481646/dysfunctional-health-centres-blamed-citizens-ignorance

 

Source: New Vision

The 2017 study conducted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights [ISER], a non-governmental organisation, launched recently on Sigulu Islands found that access to basic healthcare remains a big challenge.

 

Link:http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Sigulu-Island-residents-struggle-health-services-costs/688334-4538276-14j1qhoz/index.html

Source: Daily Monitor

Management of Bridge Schools (formerly Bridge International Academies) has embarked on an aggressive public and social media campaign aimed at hoodwinking unsuspecting parents parents about the status of the 63 Bridge Schools in Uganda.

 

Link: https://ugandamediacentreblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/press-release-bridge-schools-are-unlicensed-educationbeforeprofit/

 

Source: Uganda Media Centre

The ministry of education has said it has not yet licensed the Bridge Schools "because they have not yet met the requirements to merit being licensed to operate in Uganda".

 

 

Link: https://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1470628/bridge-schools-authorised-operate-ministry

 

Source: New Vision

 According to ISER Program Officer Cynthia Nona Tamale, electroconvulsive therapy is an out-dated method which has been condemned by world, including African states.

 Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Parliament-electroconvulsive-therapy-Mental-Health-Bill/688334-4297548-y04r3xz/index.html

Source: Daily Monitor

Inaugural Statement by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) at the 30th  Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
06 -16 December 2017, Khartoum, Sudan

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As we celebrate 30 years of the Commission, African states should promote and protect Economic and Social rights and not regard them as mere development goals. African States continue to lag behind in realization of Economic and Social rights, particularly for vulnerable groups.

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ICAR, UCCA and ISER issued this statement at the 3rd Session of the UN Open Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises (OEIGWG) working towards a binding treaty on business and human rights.

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A group of 44 elderly people from different parts of the country on Monday stormed the Equal Opportunities Commission offices in Bugolobi in Kampala demanding to know why they are not being paid the monthly grants for the elderly.

Link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Elderly-storm-Equal-Opportunities-Commission-monthly-grants/688334-4152282-3sv2k7z/index.html

 

15 August 2017, KAMPALA – 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.

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