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Privacy Scorecard Report 2023: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda
Privacy Scorecard Report 2023: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda 23 January 2024 Unwanted Witness

This is the third annual Privacy Scorecard Report produced by Unwanted Witness. The 2023 report took stock of compliance with data protection and privacy laws and regulations in four countries: Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.

Do you love thy neighbour as you love thyself? Uganda’s homophobic law seeds further hatred in a precarious rape culture
Do you love thy neighbour as you love thyself? Uganda’s homophobic law seeds further hatred in a precarious rape culture 13 September 2023 Tusiime Tutu

Uganda passed one of the world's strictest anti-homosexuality bills this year, raising a legal spectre that goes back a decade in the making. This law weaponises hatred fueled by digital misinformation in a society that must reckon with not just its homophobia but its larger fear of any 'difference'.

LGBTQIA+ rights are not a political plaything
LGBTQIA+ rights are not a political plaything 02 June 2023 Nyx McLean and Thurlo Cicero for GenderIT.org

Despite pushback from around the world, Uganda has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which puts the safety of LGBTQIA+ folks at risk by institutionalising discrimination against them. This piece reflects on the impact of this draconian law on those already living on the margins.

Moses Owiny
Moses Owiny 09 March 2023

<p>Moses Owiny is the founder and chief executive officer of the Centre for Multilateral Affairs (CfMA). The CfMA is a platform that seeks to aid policy thinking, informing and shaping global South perspectives in domestic, regional and global policy discourses. His most recent research work focused on cybersecurity and state capacity in Uganda, an assessment of how internet shutdowns und...

Brian Byaruhanga
Brian Byaruhanga 09 March 2023

Brian is a digital rights advocate, mechanical engineer and technology enthusiast. He has worked as a technology consultant and human rights campaigner in both the private and non-profit sectors. As an advocate for digital rights, Brian is passionate about the inclusion and accessibility of technology for more users in Africa. He is a proponent of open source technology and has experience provi...

Our Voices, Our Futures
Our Voices, Our Futures 04 May 2022

Our Voices, Our Futures is a global South-led consortium, comprising CREA, APC, UHAI -The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative and WO=MEN, complemented by strategic partner IM-Defensoras. This initiative will amplify voices and increase visibility of structurally silenced women in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan and Uganda, so they can take their rightfu...

Seeding change: Uganda-based organisation Unwanted Witness on promoting online inclusion of the most vulnerable
Seeding change: Uganda-based organisation Unwanted Witness on promoting online inclusion of the most vulnerable 12 April 2022 APCNews

Uganda's new digital ID system has increased exclusion among the most vulnerable. To better understand what this entails and how to address it, we talked to Unwanted Witness on human rights online in Uganda, the region and beyond.

Digital Security Manual for Structurally Silenced Women
Digital Security Manual for Structurally Silenced Women 30 January 2022 Gole Andrew, Ruth Atim, Sandra Aceng and Patricia Nyasuna

This manual is a curation of different digital security tips and best practices for all women, especially structurally silenced women. It was developed based on the findings from research conducted by the Women of Uganda Network under the Our Voices, Our Futures project.

Examining the Effect of Shrinking Civic Space on Feminist Organizing Online, Particularly for Structurally Silenced Women in Uganda
Examining the Effect of Shrinking Civic Space on Feminist Organizing Online, Particularly for Structurally Silenced Women in Uganda 20 December 2021 Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)

This report highlights the findings of a research study that was carried out by the Women of Uganda Network together with the Association for Progressive Communications under the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project.

Promoting Smart Policy Options in Closing the Gender Digital Divide in Uganda
Promoting Smart Policy Options in Closing the Gender Digital Divide in Uganda 24 November 2021 Women of Uganda Network and the Centre for Multilateral Affairs

This policy brief highlights what the Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and the Centre for Multilateral Affairs have been doing over the past two years in closing the gender digital divide in Uganda, as well as analysing the state of this divide and offering recommendations to various stakeholders.

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