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'.
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.
<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 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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of online violence against women in politics in Uganda and determine how it might impact their use of digital solutions and social media platforms for expression and participation in the elections.