In Uganda, Global Rights is increasing access to justice for the underserved. Focusing on one of the most neglected regions of Uganda, Bundibugyo, where there are no lawyers and limited access to the justice system, Global Rights has partnered with three local organizations to help communities access legal systems, thereby increasing governmental accountability and public faith in the rule of law.
This year, Global Rights also began a groundbreaking dialogue in Uganda about ethnic equality with members of civil society and the government. We tailored lessons learned from our decade of experience with Afro-descendant organizations in Latin America to fit the Ugandan context. The goal is for Ugandan civil society to articulate and understand the complex issues that surround ethnic discrimination there and to help build greater local capability to combat it. We use tools such as trainings that focus on the use of national, regional and international bodies and instruments that set policies, promulgate regulations, and implement laws on ethnic equality; and on building skills to monitor, document and report related human rights violations.
Conference Report: African Regional Workshop for Community-Based Paralegal Programs 2012 | English
Ethnicity and Human Rights in Uganda: A Desk Study of Human Rights Issues Faced by Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Groups 2012 | English
Ethnicity and Human Rights Training Workshop: Report on Emerging Issues and Recommendations 2012 | English
Legal Empowerment in Under-Resourced Regions: Lessons Learned from Global Rights' Community-Based Paralegal Services in Nigeria and Uganda 2011 | English
World Justice Forum: Access to Justice Rule of Law Indicators 2009 | English
UNDP - Programming for Justice: Access for All 2005 | English