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Latest News and Updates

Latest News and Updates

  • GRA celebrates gender champions

    Date: 01 Aug 2017

    Alice Kazimura’s resolve to champion gender inclusiveness in the extractives sector is unmatched. A touring energetic force to be reckoned with, Alice mobilises women in her village of Kakindo in Buliisa district to take advantage of entrepreneurship and skills trainings that... read more

  • Monitor Forms Community Action Team

    Date: 01 Aug 2017

    Prior to becoming a monitor, Richard Tusiime, aged 23 was the chairperson Youth Council in Kiziranfumbi Sub County. His work was to mobilize the youth for development programs like savings groups. In July, 2016, Richard was among the new recruits under GRA’s Community-Based... read more

  • GRA translates Hoima District property compensation rates into Runyakitara

    Date: 01 Aug 2017

    Global Rights Alert, with support from the Hoima District Land Board and Hoima community members, translated the Hoima District Property Compensation rates into local dialect Runyakitara. The translated rates also include pictures and drawing illustrations of the properties... read more

  • Assessment of NGO regulations

    Date: 01 Aug 2017

    The implementation of the NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Act of 2016 has resulted in NGOs experiencing limitations to both civic space and their right to the freedom of expression and association. How NGOs will proceed from here is crucial, and it is imperative that they... read more

  • Communities call for improvement in access to information

    Date: 01 Aug 2017

    A GRA Gender assessment report reveals glaring gaps in access to information for men and women. Where men have access to channels mainly used to relay information like radios and meetings, women are often limited by their gender roles in accessing information in the extractives... read more

  • Global Rights Alert to participate in high level oil and gas conference in USA

    Date: 27 Mar 2017

    Press Release March 27, 2017: Global Rights Alert will on March 28, 2017 participate in a high level conference in Washington DC, USA to discuss the East Africa oil boom. The event, jointly sponsored by Oxfam America & Johns Hopkins University, brings together extractive... read more

  • Renewing efforts to serve communities better

    Date: 22 Mar 2017

    Global Rights Alert’s 2012-2017 Strategic Plan comes to its end in April 2017. GRA is currently in the process of developing a new strategic plan for the period 2017-2022 in order to continue serving communities an efficient and effective manner. The strategic plan is intended... read more

  • GRA community monitor saves a mother’s land

    Date: 22 Mar 2017

    When her husband died last year, 24 year old Harriet Nakazibwe was left to care for her two children alone. She lives in Bulindimula village in Mubende District. She did not have a job nor any money to fall back on as her husband was the sole breadwinner. She turned to her land... read more

  • Sexual exploitation threatens women involvement in mining

    Date: 22 Mar 2017

    Sexual harassment of women and girls in the mines is threatening their livelihoods. More unemployed women and girls flock the mines to earn a living from the peripherals of the main mining activities especially in the gold mines of Mubende, Namayingo, Buhweju and Karamoja.... read more

  • Golden Handshake turns bitter

    Date: 22 Mar 2017

    A team of 13 national and international Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Global Rights Alert, petitioned the Parliament of Uganda on the illegal tax waiver of $157,095,366. The waiver was granted to Tullow PLC by government of Uganda upon sell of its interests in... read more

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