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This month the newsletter focuses on the progress made in women’s economic empowerment in Somalia and Uganda.
Number of Ugandans fully vaccinated equivalent to less than 5% of Wembley stadium capacity. While England and Italy rightly celebrate being in the final of the Euros, the scene couldn’t be more different in Uganda, where the national football stadium is being turned into a Covid-19 hospital. In...
Our March - May 2021 Newsletter has details on the launch of the EUTF project, launch a report on the effectiveness and impact of certificates of customary ownership of land in securing women's land rights in Uganda, and how we have continued to challenge oppressive systems which disadvantage women...
We continue to address the underlying causes of crisis in the region. The intersectionality of multiple crisis; COVID-19, climate change, re-emphasize the need for broad based social protection systems that address the needs of vulnerable communities in urban areas and displaced persons including...
This newsletter provides a snapshot of the latest developments on work around our HECA vision programmatic priorities and how the issues therein have been highlighted further as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. On tackling inequality, we continue to address issues around civic engagement and...
As part of celebrating African Women’s Day, Oxfam in Uganda, Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), the WE-Care Pan-African programme and the Enough campaign team collaborated on a social media campaign to celebrate the diversity of African women. We also warned that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill...
Horn, East and Central Africa’s debt payments compound the hunger crisis for millions In a new briefing published today, Oxfam warns that hunger linked to COVID-19 could kill as many as 12,000 people a day by the end of the year, potentially claiming more lives each day than the disease itself. ‘...
As a lead up to Father’s Day which was celebrated globally last month, Oxfam in Uganda in collaboration with Oxfam International, Men Care Global, Promundo-US, and local partner, Uganda Women’s Network, launched the How I Care campaign to shift the way we think about care work. In our monthly...
People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers. The...
Many women who work in the informal sector are bread winners. Although COVID-19 lockdown measures stretched them beyond their limits, that did not stop them from supporting their families. In this newsletter, read about mothers beating all odds to support their families during these tough times...

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