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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 2:00am

Kampala, October 29, 2020 – The United States Embassy and U.S. Agency for International Development are pleased to announce the launch of a $5 million, Uganda Rights and Justice Activity (USAID/RAJA).

The three-year activity, implemented by Freedom House, will facilitate participation of women, youth, children, and other vulnerable populations in accessing justice through legal aid, providing referrals for psycho-social support, and strengthening local civil society groups to advocate for human rights in Uganda.  USAID/RAJA aims to help members of vulnerable population groups who are victims of human rights abuses access justice, protection, and referral services.

“The advancement of human rights is the cornerstone of a democratic society. We believe every citizen of Uganda is entitled to the right to life, liberty, and personal security. Ugandans should have the right to access justice and freedom of expression,” stated the USAID Mission Director for Uganda, Richard Nelson.

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:45am

The U.S. government is providing USD 100,000 to respond to the needs of disaster-affected people in Uganda as a result of extensive flooding and landslides.  The Government of Uganda has requested international support.