Report on poverty and human rights in Uganda, 2015

The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) has released a report on extreme poverty and the status of human rights in Uganda.

The report, titled, Human Rights and Poverty: Eradicating extreme poverty in Uganda, is a result of a one-year research project.

One of the key findings in the 2014/15 report points to the fact that despite several interventions and commitments by government, “Uganda still experiences widespread poverty”, some of which is attributed to high dependency levels and idleness among those living in poverty.

The researchers recommend that government creates “an enabling environment that will expand the private sector and value‐addition processes to create more formal employment” and to “integrate the human rights-based approach in all government policies and programs”.

FHRI is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-for-profit human rights advocacy organization that “seeks to enhance knowledge, respect and observance of human rights and promote exchange of information and best practices through training, education, research, legislative advocacy and strategic partnerships”.

To stakeholders in the fight against poverty, FHRI recommends that “all poverty reduction initiatives are geared towards long-term empowerment and capacity building through a transfer of knowledge, skills and best practices”.

You can read the full report here;

FHRI Report on Poverty and Human Rights by African Centre for Media Excellence