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Not if you want domestic revenue mobilization to succeed Why we must not trade civic space for fiscal revenue We hope you share this blog on social media. But if you live in Uganda, it might cost you. Literally. On July 1, the government of Uganda enacted a social media tax , as well as a mobile...
Women at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda in May 2017 voice their concern at the 50 percent cut in cereal rations each person was receiving.
Growing up, Jean-Christabel Asipkwe took a different path than many of her female contemporaries in Uganda, where girls often don’t get the same educational opportunities as boys. She went to school—all the way through a master’s program in public administration—and she has her mom to thank for...
Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewelry-making group. Forced from their homes after three years of brutal civil war in South Sudan, more than a million people are starting again as refugees in resettlement areas in Uganda...
Oruukit Farmers’ Group members during a cassava variety yield tasting in Pader district. Photo credit:Oxfam
The world produces enough foods to feed everyone but up to 795 million people of whom 70% are directly involved in production are malnourished. UNFAO also estimates that 800 million people go to bed hungry daily. Interestingly 80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa are provided by...
This is the question the Country Director Peter Kamalingin posed to the refugee community of Rhino Refugee Settlement in Arua district northern Uganda during a recent monitoring visit. Speaking to the community which included the Dynamic Youth Music and Dance Group, Hygiene promoters, religious...
cassava value chain
Located in Arit Latwong village, Gem Onyot parish Acholibur Sub County, Gen Badi Farmer group is made up of 30 farmers; 21 females and 9 males. The group started receiving support from Oxfam’s cassava project from July 2015 to December 2015.
During the month of April 2016, civil society organisations under the umbrella of the Tax Justice Alliance Uganda staged a campaign against a move by Members of Parliament to exempt themselves from paying tax on their allowances and emoluments. This was after a ruling by the court in a case which...
Continued sensitization on good health, hygiene and sanitation have greatly improved my life. I have my own latrine, bathe and do my laundry regularly because I have access to water nearby. I am now a model home from whom other people come to learn; there has been an evident reduction in watery...
PELUM Uganda has enjoyed great collaboration with Oxfam since 2006. Our journey together has been very rewarding. In the earlier years, we greatly profited from institutional strengthening of PELUM Uganda, her members and the farmers on Farmer Led Documentation and Knowledge sharing. Later on, we...

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