Policy and Advocacy Briefs

Economic and Social Rights in Uganda: The Status Quo

The ESRA Brief provides an opportunity to interrogate the status of economic and social rights, primarily in Uganda and key lessons and challenges from the greater East African Community.


"Who is responsible?" A situational brief on the air pollution in Lugazi Town: ISER Policy Advocacy Brief No.4

Violation of the right to a clean and healthy environment adversely affects the enjoyment of a broad range of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food and water. Section 24 of Uganda’s National Environment Act requires NEMA to establish air quality standards, take measures to reduce existing sources of air pollution. Since NEMA has not yet come up with the air quality standards to control air pollution in the country, it is therefore the duty of the State including the local government to protect the right of the residents of Lugazi to a clean and healthy environment.


A Looming Crisis? An analysis of the health sector budget performance for the financial year 2012/13 and allocations for 2013/14: ISER Policy Advocacy Brief No. 3

In this brief, we highlight the fact that the health sector budget provision and performance does not reflect the commitment made by government to achieve universal access to health care service delivery especially to the most vulnerable groups who mostly reside in the rural areas, as well as women, children, minority groups and persons with disabilities.  

We also argue that it is not enough that we ask for increment of the health sector budget to meet the 15% commitment made under the Abuja Declaration. That it is equally important for us to ensure that existing resources are put to optimum use. It is in this regard that monitoring both the physical and financial budget performance within the health sector should be a key concern for all stakeholders.


Reasonable Accomodation for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children in Uganda's Education System: ISER Policy Advocacy Brief No. 2

Despite the progress made in the education sector, it is still not all inclusive and discriminates against children with disabilities (CWDs) - particularly the deaf / hard of hearing. The enrollment levels of deaf children is still very low, their quality of education under the UPE and USE  schemes remains very poor and is characterized by high dropout and failure rates. This is despite the fact that the Disability Act of 2006 under Section 5 states that government shall promote the educational development of persons with disabilities, and one of the policy objectives of providing UPE is to make basic education equitable, accessible and relevant to the nation.



 

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