Human Rights Network-Uganda

Thematic Areas


HURINET–U will make its contribution to the vision by promoting the human rights agenda in Uganda through linking and strengthening the capacity of member organizations and advancing the human rights movement for collective advocacy at national, regional and international levels. This is important for ensuring that citizens are aware that human rights are not given but are an entitlement and the regional and international mechanisms are in place to ensure that citizens’ enjoy human rights without discrimination. The strategic objectives are aligned to Four Thematic Areas as indicated below:

i. Regional and International Human Rights & Justice Mechanisms (RIM)

ii. Human Rights Education and Network Development (HUREND)

iii. Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy (HURUDE).

iv. Institutional and Organizational Development of HURINET–U.


Thematic Area 1: Regional & International Human Rights & Justice Mechanisms (RIM)

Strategic Objective:
Civil society engagement with Regional and International Mechanisms for protection and promotion of human rights and justice strengthened

Key Results:
1.1 Increased CSOs engagement with regional and international human
rights mechanisms.

1.2 Increased CSOs engagement with regional and international Justice

1.3 CSO participation in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the UN treaty/AU/EAC/NAP processes and UPR recommendations to the state increased.


Thematic Area 2: Human Rights Education and Network Development

Strategic Objective:

Rights holders’ demand for accountability and enforcement of their rights enhanced.

Key Results:

2.1 Human Rights Activism (individual and collective) among rights holders enhanced.

2.2 Internal democracy and Governance for organizations within the network and connected coalitions enhanced.


Thematic Area 3: Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy

Strategic Objective:

Legal, institutional and regulatory framework on Constitutionalism, governance and operating environment for human rights and pro–democracy activists improved

Key Results:
3.1 Culture of respect for Human Rights Democracy and Constitutionalism strengthened.

3.2 Legal, institutional and policy framework underpinning human rights, democracy and constitutionalism improved.

3.3 Civil Society oversight over state counter terrorism measures in relation
to human rights enhanced.

Thematic Area 4: Institutional and Organizational Development

Strategic Objective:

Organizational and Institutional capacity of HURINET strengthened

Key Results:
4.1  Gender mainstreaming operationalized and strengthened

4.2  Results Management systems strengthened

4.3  Resource mobilization and fundraising improved

4.4  Physical organizational sustainability enhanced

4.5  Human resource and Performance Management strengthened

4.6  Organizational Safety & Security Management System strengthened

4.7  Accountability and Governance Structures strengthened

4.8  Corporate image and public relations improved

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Popularization of the National Housing policy

HURINET-U in Partnership with Water Aid Uganda & the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development Popularised the Simplified Version of National Housing Policy.

The National Housing Policy is primarily based on the right to adequate housing which is a human right that every Ugandan is entitled to. The realization of the right to housing contributes to the economic, social and cultural rights that can be traced in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948; the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966; the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (1986); and in the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, 1999 at the regional Level, all of which, Uganda is a signatory.

The housing sector has in the past faced challenges some of which include: lack of specific and clear Policy, legal and institutional framework on housing development. Read more