The research team found significant evidence, which suggests that the PPP program implemented through Uganda’s USE scheme may not be compliant with the human rights standards applicable to the right to education. Data collected illustrates that despite the overall increases in enrollment, equitable geographical access to education has not yet been achieved under the PPP program.
This report focuses on the state of economic, social and cultural rights issues in Uganda and identifies salient emerging issues over the last four and a half years.
This report addresses the status of Uganda’s realisation of the rights to education and health and rights of vulnerable groups. Part I of this report sets out the methodology used to collect this information. Part II discusses the normative framework of the rights to education and health. Part III addresses the state of the realisation of the rights, discussing key cross cutting issues and issues specific to health, education and the protection of vulnerable groups.
This is a research report with evidence of the discriminatory impact caused by the increased privatization in education in Uganda.
List of Issues in connection with the Initial Report of Uganda on Public Primary Education in Uganda
Written submission of the Uganda coalition on economic, social and cultural rights to the 53rd session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – Pre-sessional working group on Uganda
Alternative Report Submitted by the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights and the Global Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, with the support of the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative, the Right to Education Project, Education International, the Global Campaign for Education, the Africa Network Campaign on Education For All and the Girls Education Movement Uganda Chapter; presented to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 54th Session for its consideration of the List of Issues for Uganda.
This was the Inaugural Conference that brought together several stake holders ranging from local NGOs and CBOs, Government, Academia, Advocates, Students and Media and it is hoped that this will subsequently be part of our Annual calendars where stake holders meet and deliberate on the status of the realisation of these rights with a hope of getting policy points for joint advocacy.
2013 has been a year of maturity for ISER having started business in 2012, and we are very happy with what we have managed to achieve. We have registered a number of successes, met several challenges, and learned many lessons during the reporting period.
We have established cooperation with a number of government and non-government actors willing to cooperate and work together to promote Economic and Social Rights (ESRs) in Uganda.
ISER is successfully getting the concept of ESRs into the public domain in Uganda, with key implementing institutions realising the gap and expressing the importance of doing more work in this field.
2012 was a startup year so we did not program to have many activities. We were mainly preoccupied with registration of the organization with the National Board for Non Governmental Organizations, finding office premises and fundraising. But none the less we engaged in some activities that did not require a lot of resources.