active citizenship

Maria Acan credit:Oxfam
The year 2016-17 saw Oxfam in Uganda take its transformation agenda to a level higher. We tested and applied Oxfam’s power to convene and influence actors around issues we believe address the root causes of injustice and inequality. The year saw a lot of investment in coaching and accompaniment for...
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...
Frances Adong is a social entrepreneur, a change-maker acknowledged and respected by the community. For nearly a decade, Adong has been actively engaged in the Government of Uganda’s sub-district planning process as a citizen leader through Citizen Parliaments, also known as neighborhood assemblies...
David Zakayo with his child. Through the Oxfam We care training, men like David now help out in house hold chores as well as taking care of their children. Most men in David's community in Lamwo district would leave all the responsibility of care work to women
2015/2016 was a busy year in Uganda in different spheres especially politically with electoral campaigns dominating the larger part of the year. We consolidated our ambitious strategic change process as enshrined in our Country Strategy towards a shift in our program work. This shift had profound...
Vita from Arua believes in growing trees besides food crops.She grows mangoes among other fruits and says "I  believe in taking care of the environment because we  live off it and if it’s destroyed, we will not survive." photo by James Akena/Oxfam
Throughout the year, Oxfam continued to support communities in Uganda particularly women to increase their food and incomes and increase assets: 680,000 people total beneficiaries reached in the year 2013- 2014; 69,723 people supported with appropriate humanitarian assistance; 350,853 people...
Community members are now working hand in hand to monitor and demand for accountability for services
Uganda is currently implementing a number of policy and administrative measures to generate revenues to finance service delivery and development projects. Revenues are being targeted from both tax and non-tax sources. Citizens are obliged by law to pay taxes, and the government is required to let...
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