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Press Statement: Challenging the Venereal Diseases Act Cap 284

Kampala-Uganda, CEHURD is a not for profit, research and advocacy organization pioneering the justiciability of the right to health in Uganda. For long Uganda has maintained on its statute books obsolete laws which are not acceptable in a free and democratic society. One of such laws is the Vener...

Press Statement: Mulago must be for people NOT for profit!

Maternal Health Rights Are Not for Sale Government of Uganda: Mulago Must be for People, not for Profit (Kampala, Uganda) Maternal health right activists today have confronted Uganda’s extremely poor record on delivering essential maternal health care services by filing an application in Ugan...

Rapporteur on Health Meets Civil Society Organisations over Challenges on Access to Medicines in Uganda

Kampala, - On Tuesday, 14th August, 2012 the Special Rappoteur on Health Mr. Anand Grover will meet civil society organizations working on issues of access to medicines in Uganda.

Release Obiga Patrick from IHK jail today

Today the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Ms. Rose Obiga filed a case with Uganda’s High court in Kampala seeking for a court order for the release of Mr. Patrick Obiga who has been illegally imprisoned and detained at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) in Namuwongo.

Sexual and Gender Based Violence Press Release 20 August 2018

Men charged with rape are liable to suffer a maximum penalty of death whereas the law provides for the offense of ‘defilement’ for persons between the ages of 14-17 and sexual offenders against girls of that category are only given a few years of a jail term. This difference in penalties towards ...

Ugandan Civil Society Condemns The Growing Trend of the Ministry of Health Disowning and Staying Urgently needed policies, guidelines and Standards on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

On the International Day of the Girl Child, a network of Ugandan Civil Society groups, health workers, young people, and other concerned citizens harshly criticize a decision by Ministry of Health executive leadership to halt the release of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Guidelines...

Urgent Appeal within the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2002/31 on the matter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

This letter is to request your urgent attention and action regarding Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation (“the Bill”), which we believe is likely to be imminently considered and approved by Parliament. The Bill if enacted would affect the right to the enjoyment of the highest attaina...