Human Rights Network-Uganda


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is HURINET-U?
Human Rights Network Uganda is a network of civil society organizations in Uganda, established in 1993, with a mission of fostering the promotion, protection and respect of Human Rights in Uganda through linking and strengthening the capacity of member organizations for collective advocacy at national, regional and international level.

2. How can my Organization become a HURINET-U member?
Your Organisation can become a member of HURINET-U be filling in the membership form available on this website and attaching all the required documents.

3. Is there a subscription fee for membership?
In case an Organisation becomes a member, an annual subscription fee of 100.000/= is paid as per HURINET-U guidelines

4. What is the membership application time line?
Applications for membership are received through out the year.

5. What are the benefits for membership?
Membership with HURINET-U offers a wide range of benefits including; Trainings and learning opportunities at national, regional and international level; Exposure to national, regional and international networks of human rights defenders, Opportunity for joint advocacy and action, Access to HURINET-U’s information resources including the materials in the research and documentation center, newsletters and list serves, Profiling on the HURINET-U Website and Directory, Benefits from the mutual safety and security mechanisms and efforts of HURINET-U for human rights defenders, Enhanced possibility for interaction and conferencing with fellow human rights defenders, Credibility that comes with belonging to a reputable and respected network of human rights defenders, Participation in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of HURINET-U, Participation in events organized or co- organized by HURINET-U that are relevant to the thematic cluster(s) that an Organisation belongs to, Exchanges (in country, regional and international), Technical support from the Secretariat and resource mobilization, among others.

6. Are there any training opportunities and job vacancies with HURINET-U?
Training opportunities and job vacancies at HURINET-U are always post on the Jobs and Tenders page of the website. Interested persons should check the website for up dates. Advertisements are also often published in National News papers.

7. How can one access HURINET-U’s publications?
Publications are disseminated at different forums including program worktops, Human Rights events like the human rights week book fare and on this website’s Publications page. HURINET-U also has a well stocked resource centre with numerous publications on different subjects.

8. How can I contact HURINET-U?
You can reach us through email on or call our office on 0414-698622 / 0414-698-641

9. What if I am not a member Organisation?
Individuals and organisations that are not necessarily HURINET-U members can contribute to various HURINET-U initiatives through the different coalitions host at HURINET-U. See the coalitions and campaigns page for details.

10. Where are your offices based?
HURINET-U has got wide membership throughout Uganda. However, the organisation’s secretariat is located at Plot 94 Old Kiira Road Ntinda.


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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