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Access to justice for domestic violence cases in Uganda

This brief notes that limited funding, limited technical capacity within the justice system may explain the poor access to justice in Uganda. To ensure access to justice for domestic violence survivors, measures are required to build the capacity of officers handling domestic violence cases. Also, there is a need to increase the budget for investigations if more cases are to be prosecuted in the Courts of Law.

Human trafficking in the wake of labour externalisation: How responsive is the justice system?

The brief  recommends measures such as scaling-up public sensitisation on and enforcement of the 2009 law on Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act, and labour migration guidelines. It also advocates for enhancing the capacity of security agencies to handle human trafficking cases better and strengthening service provision to victim and survivors of trafficking.

Delayed access to justice for Sexual Violence cases in Uganda

This brief examines the reasons for the delayed access to justice by SGBV survivors, and the implication for attaining gender SDG targets. It recommends  raising awareness on rights of SGBV survivors within the justice system and among health practitioners. It also calls for increased financing and staffing within the justice system, as well as an urgent need to invest in investigative infrastructure to facilitate timely prosecution.

Uganda needs to increase domestic resources to finance gender equality and women empowerment interventions

This brief examines both domestic and donor spending on interventions intended to promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Uganda. We note that GEWE interventions are largely financed using domestic resources

Uganda’s performance towards tracking budget allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

This brief examines Uganda’s progress towards attainment of SDG Indicator 5.c.1, i.e. to establish whether a system exists to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Within the EAC, which countries stand to benefit from the implementation of the AfCFTA

This brief explores how the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will affect EAC countries in terms of tax revenues, trade volumes and poverty. 

Financing Agriculture for Agro-Industrialization: What lessons can Uganda learn from Ghana?

This policy note examines the reasons behind Ghana’s higher public spending on agriculture and what lessons Uganda can learn as it prioritizes agro-industrialization during the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) III (2020-2025).

Enforcement of human trafficking laws: Implications for gender and labour externalization in Uganda.

This brief examines the progress in enforcing the law on the perpetrators of human trafficking in Uganda.

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