LETTER TO UNBS on FOPL Standard

                                                                                                                        16th/12/2020 The Executive Director, Uganda National Bureau Standards (UNBS), Standards House, Plot 2 – 12, Bypass Link, Bweyogerere Industrial & Business Park, P.O. Box 6329, Kampala, Uganda Dear Sir, RE: JOINT CSO’s REQUEST FOR AMMENDMENT OF EAST AFRICA STANDARDS ON NUTRITION LABELLING TO INCORPORATE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION’s RECOMMENDATION ON FRONT-OF-THE PACK LABELLING AND PROMOTE […]

Global Recap Advocacy Working Group on Healthy Diets in Uganda

PROMOTION OF HEALTHY DIETS THROUGH LEGAL EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS, USING HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED, PARTICIPATORY, AND MULTI-SECTORAL APPROACH CEFROHT is currently implementing the global recap supported by IDLO titled “Promote healthy diets through legal empowerment and social accountability mechanisms using a human rights based participatory multisectoral approach”. The project intends to use social accountability mechanisms […]

“Life Before Profits”

CEFROHT is promoting adequate living rights for everyone and one of the sectors where such rights are critically in danger are the big investment schemes. CEFROHT has joined with other Civil Society Organizations to seek justice for women and other vulnerable persons working in palm oil plantations, sugarcane and other investment schemes.Investment, especially Foreign Direct […]

Promoting the Right to adequate food to respond to climate change.

Background The climate crisis is among the greatest human rights challenges the world is facing leading to inequalities, and threatening lives and livelihoods. Besides the direct human rights impacts of climate change itself, measures designed to mitigate or adapt to climate change can also negatively affect human rights. Therefore, it is essential to implement  a […]

FISCAL POLICIES FOR DIET, IN PARTICULAR EFFECTIVE SUGAR- SWEETENED BEVERAGE (SSB) TAXATION.

BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION Understanding the problem: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have become a global issue with high numbers of deaths registered worldwide at 41 million. Among NCDs, the top four that together account for most global deaths include cardio vascular diseases (17.9 million), cancers (9 million), respiratory diseases (3.9 million) and diabetes (1.6 million). The World […]

EACOP CASE

CEFROHT FILES CASE AGAINST CONSTRUCTION OF THE CRUDE OIL PIPELINE TO PROTECT LIVLIHOODS IN EAST AFRICA. Landmark Lawsuit in East African Court of Justice Seeks to Protect livelihood and the environment. On the 6th of November 2020, Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) together with other CSOs Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), […]