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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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Businesses play an important role in the realization of economic, social and cultural rights, inter alia, by contributing to the creation of employment opportunities and, through private investment, to development. However, the Committee has been regularly presented with situations in which, as a result of States' failure to ensure compliance with internationally recognized human rights under their jurisdiction, corporate activities negatively affected economic, social and cultural rights.

Link: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E/C.12/GC/24&Lang=en

Source: UN

 In a new important UN resolution adopted today, States have reaffirmed the urgency to address the negative impacts of the commercialisation of education, which could undermine human rights.

Link: http://globalinitiative-escr.org/new-un-resolution-urges-again-states-to-take-action-on-commercialisation-of-education/

Source: Global Initiative on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GIESCR)

21 March 2017, Geneva/Kampala/New York: The Ugandan government has agreed to implement a range of social and economic rights reforms recommended by the United Nations Human Rights Council following its recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Uganda.

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A Ugandan non-government organization (NGO) has petitioned Parliament over the increased tuition in government schools. The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) is seeking intervention in the regulation of fees being asked for by government-aided schools across the country.

Link: https://www.independent.co.ug/ngo-petitions-uganda-parliament-increased-tuition/

Source: The Independent

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