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Press Statement on the Abuse of Hon. Naggayi Nabilah’s Human Rights
POSITION PAPER ON THE HEALTH SECTOR MINISTERIAL POLICY STATEMENTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2021/2022

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMWA) and the Coalition on Financing for Health Research and Development (COFHRED) have come together to present and discuss a Position Paper on the Health Sector Ministerial Policy Statement and Budget Proposals for FY 2021/22 Budget aimed at enhancing the financing for the Health Sector in General and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as well as Health Research and Development in particular in Uganda.

The propositions in this position paper are an outcome of critical analysis of the NBFP for FY 2021/22 as well as the Ministerial Policy Statements of the Health Sector and other official documents such as Annual Performance Reports, Auditor General’s reports, Sector Performance Reports, Budget Committee Reports, research reports and practical experiences from development practitioners. In addition, these proposals are a follow-up of previous recommendations to the Government while assessing the levels of adoption and actions so far taken regarding financing for health research and Reproductive health and rights. 

 

Participant and Faculty Profiles for the 2021 Virtual Advocacy Training on SRHR

AMwA’s Advocacy training on Sexual and Reproductive and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) is a six weeks’ long online training, whose overarching goal is to activate and deploy a bold and progressive cross-border feminist movement on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR UGANDA TO HAVE A HEALTH BUDGET CUT!

“It is unfathomable that the government of Uganda has proposed cuts to the health budget at such a time when the country is grappling with the devastating economic and health effects of the pandemic. This exemplifies how uncaring the government continues to act towards her citizens, especially women and other vulnerable groups who are disproportionately affected. Times such as these call for leadership that cares for their citizens and prioritizes critical public sectors such as health, rather than funding sectors such as security that continue to serve as tools for oppressing and meting violence on citizens,” Eunice Musiime, Executive Director, Akina Mama wa Afrika.

From the Margins to the Centre: Discourses on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Uganda

‘From the Margins to the Centre: Discourses on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in Uganda’,  is an outcome of an effort by AMwA and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Uganda to document the different facets of the pandemic and its numerous impacts on different areas of life for women.

It is a collection of essays, attempting to render visible the voices and experiences of women in all their diversities, and to collate and amplify demands for a pandemic response and recovery that is time-bound, inclusive and gender-conscious.

The publication borrows from bell hooks’ seminal critique of mainstream feminism’s centering of white privileged women’s issues at the expense of non-white women. With this publication, we hope to shift women’s views and experiences from the margins to the centre.

A Feminist Approach to Sex Work

As one of the implementing partners under the Joint Advocacy for Sexual Reproductive, Health and Rights (JAS) Programme, AMwA seeks to ensure that an intersectional feminist analysis is infused in the design and implementation of the program including the development of critical feminist analysis pieces on thematic areas of the program.

We developed this technical brief, “A Feminist Approach to Sex Work”, to promote a common understanding of an intersectional feminist analysis and approach to sex work in the context of Uganda. With this brief, we seek to contribute to strengthening the voice and agency of sex workers and sex worker organizations, to advocate for SRHR interventions that promote bodily autonomy and choice.

This brief looks at the definition of sex work, the different legal and social contestations on sex work, and also elaborates on SRHR issues for sex workers including Stigma and discrimination, Criminalization, High Rates of HIV Infection, Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health services, Access to safe abortion, and Violence against sex workers, just to mention.

KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY THIGHS, SSEBO
FEMINISM AND ABORTION POLITICS: CHOICE, RIGHTS, AND REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM
The state of social protection in Uganda in response to Covid-19

Uganda’s National Social Protection Policy (NSPP) provides that regardless of status, every citizen can be faced with various risks and vulnerabilities which could render them unable to meet their basic needs. One of the guiding principles of the NSPP is universalism and inclusiveness; promoting appropriate measures to protect every Ugandan from risks and shocks. This policy brief uses a gendered lens to analyze the state of social protection in Uganda in response to Covid-19.

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Women Labour Related Rights

Uganda has a progressive employment legal regime, a reflection of the international standards of the International Labour Organization. However, enforcement of these laws has always posed a challenge because the dictates of demand and supply outweigh the aspirations of the laws and policies. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on businesses and employment exposed the weaknesses and loopholes in Uganda’s employment policies, with 76% of the business reported to have reduced the size of their work force, some by 50%. This policy brief dissects the effect Covid-19 has had on women Labour rights in Uganda.

Gendered Dimensions of the Economic Impact of Covid-19 In Uganda

Covid-19 is by far the biggest pandemic the world has faced in decades. In March 2020, Uganda joined the rest of the world to announce a nationwide lockdown, amongst other measures to contain the pandemic. This came shortly after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. This decision as in many other countries, came with a drastic economic impact, disproportionately affecting women. This policy brief gives a synopsis of the gendered dimensions of the economic impacts of covid-19 in Uganda, highlighting three main areas; labour and the workforce, domestic work and care and freedom from violence against women.

The Gendered Impacts of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)
Consultancy to Develop a Feminist Taxation Framework Guide
AMwA’s Online Advocacy Training on SRHR Profiles
Experiences of Sexual Harassment Against Women in the World of Work in Uganda
Annual Report 2019
The Leaders’ Journal: Pushing the Boundaries of Feminist Thought Leadership in Africa

 

 

The Beijing Dispatch: Progress in Achievement of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality as the Beijing Platform for Action Turns 25
Reflections on COVID-19 Politics in Uganda
IFFs Facilitation Guide
Understanding the ILO Convention 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work
#StopTheBleeding: Understanding Illicit Financial Flows
The impact of PPPs on gender equality and women’s rights
Gender Audit Tool
Report of the Uganda Feminist Forum 2019
Motherhood, labor, family, struggle and survival: The untold stories of women breathing life into flower farms in Uganda
Uganda Baseline Study Report on Violence Against Women at Universities
Compendium of Labour Rights
Understanding Sexual Harassment in the World of Work
THE GLIMMERS OF EMPOWERMENT–Women and Land Rights
AMwA Annual Report 2018
Meet Akina Mama wa Afrika’s Board of Directors
State of Uganda’s Economy for Women
AWLI-REPORT
The state of the economy for Ugandan women
AWILI regional report
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Annual Report 2015 – 2016