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Coalitions & Camapigns

Coalitions & Campaigns

HURINET-U hosts a number of Coalitions and Campaigns under its different program projects. The members of these coalitions are not necessarily HURINET-U members but cut across all civil society organizations that are like-minded as far as each coalition theme is concerned.

 i. National Coalition on Human Rights Defenders Uganda
ii. National Coalition on Transitional Justice
iii. Uganda Coalition on the International Criminal Court
iv. National Coalition on Police Accountability & Security Sector Reform
v. Human Rights Education Coalition
vi. Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Coalition
vii. Coalition on Freedom of Information

The coalitions included bellow are linked to their google groups discussion fora

The Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Coalition (ESCR)

The Coalition for the freedom of Information (COFI)

The coalition on the freedom of information was formed in 2003 by a group of Civil Society Organizations to influence the quality of legislation on Access to Information when the Act was still a Bill. After the passing of the Act in 2005, the Coalition aggressively engaged Government and other stakeholders to popularize, and advocate for the operationalization of the Act. This has been through coalition strengthening, organizing conferences and workshops, regional training workshops, media advocacy, research and documentation, production of Information, Education and Communication materials, public interest litigation, engaging in study tours to compare with other countries that have enacted and utilized the access to information law, commemorating the right to know day, and publicity among others.

The Police Reform Coalition

The law Reform coalition

 Human Rights Education Coalition (HRE)

 Terms of Reference for HRE Coalition

Uganda Coalition for the International Criminal Court (UCICC)!forum/hrdcoalitionuganda

 Hurinet- U Synergy for Peace Women’s Cluster

 Hurinet-U Synergy for Peace Cluster

To subscribe to any of the above coalitions, download Hurinet-U coalition application form here, fill it and email to /


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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