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Safety and Security

HRC Defenders Uganda


The theme of the 3rd Edition of the Centre Digest is"Safety and Security". There is need for human rights defenders to strengthen their security in order to safeguard their well being and to work effectively on the promotion human rights. This edition  focuses on equipping human rights defenders with knowledge about security in order to help them overcome threats and better protect themselves. 




HRC Defenders Uganda


The Human Rights Centre Uganda  carries out a range of activities aimed at improving the environment in which the HRDs operate in Uganda and among these activities is publishing a bi-annual newsletter; ‘The Centre Digest’.

The Centre Digest is one among many of the publications issued by the Centre to promote human rights education and empower human rights defenders (HRDs) with knowledge on different issues they face in their working environment. The newsletter is circulated freely to several HRDs in many different regions in the country.

The theme for the 2nd Edition of the Centre Digest is "The Duty to Protect". We realized that duty bearers particularly the state need to understand the very significant and crucial obligation they have towards improving the work of human rights defenders. 



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    UN expert hails role of equality bodies and action plans in combating racism: NEW YORK / GENEVA (2 November 2016) – States should maximize the use of specialized equality bodies and national action plans to tackle racism and xenophobia, a United Nations human rights expert has said. Using these tools was key to identifying the causes and shaping new policies, said the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere. “National specialized bodies and national action plans address the root causes of discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, education, the justice system, law enforcement and access to different goods and services,” Mr. Ruteree said, presenting a report* to the UN General Assembly. “They also drive change in State and private organizations Read the Special Rapporteur’s report:

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