Over 20 Judicial Officers attend first ever Judicial Dialogue on HIV, TB Human Rights and the Law organised by UGANET

KAMPALA, Uganda – On December 14, 2020, Uganda Network on Law, Ethics & HIV/AIDS (UGANET) hosted a 2-day symposium dubbed Judicial Dialogue on HIV, TB Human Rights and TB through adjudication at the Protea Hotel by Marriott, Entebbe. The symposium that is running under the theme ‘Creating an Enabling Environment for People Living with HIV and TB through adjudication’ has seen over 20 magistrates in attendance on the first day. Just like the first symposiums that UGANET hosted at the same hotel, which over 100 Members of Parliament graced, the...
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There’s Limited Implementation Of Laws Against Domestic Violence.

KAMPALA, Uganda – Domestic violence is a vice that has claimed a number of lives across the globe. It could be physical, emotional, and psychological and the effects of these acts could lead to disability, depression and at times death. A 26-year-old twitter user named Katalina, on 23rd September 2020, tweeted about how she became an orphan after her father beat up her mother to death. She shared this in reply to another user who was sharing her story of a six-year abusive relationship she had left and still got...
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Stigmatization and Discrimination Hampering National Response to HIV Efforts

KAMPALA, Uganda – The unjust or prejudicial treatment of people living with HIV/ AIDS is still experienced across Uganda. This is a great cause for concern. There has not been any proof that shows how discrimination against people living with HIV leads to the decrease in its prevalence. According to UNAIDS, in 2018, Uganda had 1.4 million people living with HIV; the number of new infections among the uninfected population over a year – among all people of all ages was 1.4% and the percentage of people living with HIV...
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Legislations That Criminalize HIV/AIDS Need Urgent Review

KAMPALA, Uganda- HIV/AIDS has for long been battled across the world and many countries have made remarkable progress in combating the prevalence of the epidemic. In the fight against this widely spread epidemic, many campaigns, programmes, policies and laws have been implemented by several countries including Uganda. In Uganda, section 171 of the Penal Code Act provides that any person who unlawfully/ negligently does any act which is and which he or she knows or has reason to believe to be likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous...
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