Reports

Chased Away and Left to Die

The research focused primarily on the human rights impact of requiring Ndaga Muntu (National ID) for access to health care and social benefit programs, and more specifically how this requirement, with its basis in the 2015 Registration of Persons Acts (ROPA), affected women and older persons living in extreme poverty.

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"I Must Work to Eat": Covid-19, Poverty, and Child labor in Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

This report examines the rise in child labor and poverty during the Covid-19 pandemic in three countries: Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda, the impact on children’s rights, and government responses.

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Leaving No One Behind: Barriers to Continuity of Education for Vulnerable Children Impacted by Covid-19 in Uganda

The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) undertook a situational analysis of the challenges confronting the girl child – and children more generally – from impoverished backgrounds when it comes to accessing education, following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This study sought to understand how the pandemic impacted the learning prospects of this cohort, more especially the implications of measures implemented to control its spread, including among others: the widespread loss of income and livelihood experienced by many Ugandan families as a result of government-imposed lockdown  measures; and the effects of protracted home confinement, notably adolescent pregnancies, marriages and participation in economic activities (e.g. bricklaying, fishing, working in plantations and peddling merchandise by the roadside)

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The State of Access to Education by Children With Disabilities in Bugiri District

This reports presents the state of access to education by children with disabilities in Bugiri district.

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Uganda's COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package:Will it Deliver?

This factsheet analyses whether the government’s plan will provide MSMEs with liquidity and reach those who need it the most. The factsheet focuses on the institutional capacity for each of the institutions to deliver on the stimulus package.

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Failing to Reach the Poorest?: Assessment of the World Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (Report)

This is a Report of findings from research ISER conducted in November 2019 assessing the Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project from a human rights perspective. This research follows up on initial research conducted in 2018 and early 2019 on Public Private Partnerships in Health which featured this voucher program.

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Failing to Reach the Poorest?: Assessment of theWorld Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project(Report Summary)

This is a Report Summary of findings from research ISER conducted in November 2019 assessing the Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project from a human rights perspective. This research follows up on initial research conducted in 2018 and early 2019 on Public Private Partnerships in Health which featured this voucher program

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Free, Prior and InformedConsent (FPIC) andits Applicability to Uganda’s Context

This research was aimed at expounding on what the right to FPIC is and to assess how Uganda is faring from legal and policy standpoints. It investigates Uganda’s Legal and policy framework and the various international instruments to show the global premise for this right to free, prior and informed consent.

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Background paper for Uganda’s national action plan on business and human rights

This paper discusses Uganda’s need for a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in the context of implementing the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It also discusses what the contents of this Action Plan should be, the principles and processes that should underpin it, and the lessons that may be learnt from other states’ existing Action Plans.

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Meaningful Access to Justice for Economic and Social Rights

Access to Justice is a core element of the rule of law and an essential prerequisite for the protection and promotion of all human rights. Accordingly, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) research sought to determine the status quo of Access to Justice in Uganda as regards ESRs, and critically analyze the impediments to access to justice in Uganda as regards to ESRs with a view to making practical recommendations.


Status of Implementation of SDG 4 on Education: Is Uganda on Track?

The report examines Uganda’s progress of implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 “Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning for All”. It reviews the status of the SDG 4.1, 4.5, 4.a, and 4.c indicators in Uganda.

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Civil Society sues Government over the International Specialised Hospital, Lubowa.

Civil Society, led by ISER, pray that the Constitutional Court declares unconstitutional and annuls the acts of Government leading to the approval of the ISHU at Lubowa project.

 

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