WORLD ENVIROMENT DAY 2021

Industrialization v the future; Is the EACOP really worth it   Climate change has been an issue of global discussion in the recent past with several reports on global warming inducing great fear for the future generation. Researchers have defined climate change as the global phenomenon of climate transformation characterized by the changes in the […]

“Autism is not a tragedy… ignorance is.”

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that severely affects communication and the formation of relationships. It impairs one’s ability to communicate and interact, and is also characterized by obsessive, repetitive, and stereotyped interests or patterns of behavior. ASD is found in individuals around the world, regardless of race, culture, […]

POLICY DIALOGUE ON RESTRICTION OF MARKETING OF FOODS AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO CHILDREN

Uganda Communications Commission and Ministry Of Health have agreed to come up with guidelines on marketing restrictions of unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages and a list showing the unhealthy foods and beverages whose marketing should be restricted. These are to act as a guide to UCC in making informed decisions on regulations and restrictions. Overweight […]

A STRENGTHENED MULTI-SECTORAL PLATFORM AT GOVERNMENT LEVEL.

There have been Multi-stakeholders engagements through the Advocacy Working Group (AWG) to support regulatory and fiscal measures that promote healthy diets and physical activity. During the quarter there has been a resumption of human rights discussions and meetings for the law on food and nutrition between the Ministry of Health, Office of the Prime Minister, […]

32 LEGAL PRACTITIONERS JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO PROMOTE REGULATORY AND FISCAL POLICIES FOR HEALTHY DIETS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR PREVENTION OF NCDS.

Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) with support from International Development Law Organization (IDLO), is implementing a subproject under the Global RECAP to promote healthy diets through legal empowerment and social accountability mechanisms, using a human rights-based, participatory, and multi-sectoral approach. The goal of the project is to contribute to an enabling environment […]

TRAINING OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

STRENGTHENED HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED ADVOCACY INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT REGULATORY AND FISCAL MEASURES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY DIETS. Overweight and the associated diet-related NCDs are contributing to 4 million deaths globally, which is mainly due to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as feeding on an unhealthy diet high in fats, sugar & salt, which play a big role. According […]

MEDIA FOR HEALTHY DIETS AND THE LAW

Centre for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) with support from International Development Law Organization (IDLO), is implementing a project to promote healthy diets through legal empowerment and social accountability mechanisms, using human rights-based, participatory, and multi-sectoral approach. The goal of the project is to contribute to an enabling environment supportive of regulatory and fiscal […]

Agrochemical use- A risk to public health

The agricultural sector is the bedrock of Uganda’s economy. Statistics track agriculture as the primary sector that serves as the main source of livelihood and provides employment to about 66% of the Ugandan population. The sector is also a significant contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – 24.5% while being critical for food and […]

STATEMENT OF APPRECIATION

“…….Thanks to CEFROHT and AVAAZ foundation; I do not have to worry about food for this month, and this will certainly help me rebound back to independently feed my family…….” Monica-Mukono district “I am HIV positive single mother with nine children; before lockdown my neighbor who also owns a school used to give us food cooked […]

CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS’ STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Life Before Profits” Uganda’s investment frameworks and the proliferating human (WOMEN) rights violations We civil society organizations working on adequate living rights, trade, investment, women’s rights, and related issues, wish to register our apprehensions for the continued violation of workers’ rights in commercial investment schemes such as factories and plantations.    For the past decade, Uganda […]