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In a move to raise public awareness on sound chemical use and waste management, the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) has disseminated awareness materials to the districts of Kiboga, Kassanda, and Kyankwanzi.
The materials in form of t-shirts, caps, stickers and posters that display information on proper use of agro-chemicals, health impacts of mercury use and proper waste management were handed over to the district officials in the respective districts and other members of the public for easy information dissemination.

 Kayonza miners learning the technique of using Borax as an alternative to mercury use.

Transiting from the use of mercury to a more user friendly, less harmful and more productive methodology of using Borax in artisanal gold mining is still slow but catching up with intensive trainings among artisanal miners especially in Kassanda district.


Despite some of them knowing the harmful impacts of mercury, their mindset is still stuck to the fact that mercury is still the best option alternative, perhaps due to lack of enough sensitization on alternative choices.

Women react after they were beaten up by Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel downtown Kampala on 26th March,2020 as they enforced government directives aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Women react after they were beaten up by Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel downtown Kampala on 26th March,2020 as they enforced government directives aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

Gender Based Violence As majority of the population stayed at home to stay safe from COVID- 19, homes turned out to be hell for majority of the women countrywide and cases of domestic violence increased.

The Ministry of Gender reported that between March 30th and April 28th, a total of 3,280 cases of GBV were reported to police in addition to 283 cases of violence against children¹. Additionally, a survey carried out by Action Aid revealed that Pallisa district registered 150 cases of gender based violence during the
period of March and May.

These are only but the known cases that have been reported. One wonders how many women suffered from GBV and were not able to report due to the ban on transport to access the police, due to fear of reporting someone you are still locked up with for the more months.
These actions violate Art.33 of the constitution and Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women which Uganda

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Figure 1: Some of the women that have land disputes with UNRA in Kigaaga explain
to the lawyer, Clare Ayebare their fate.
 
Under, the Participation and Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rights project in Uganda NAPE has set up legal aid clinics. Over 35 females and 2 males have benefited from legal aid clinics piloted in Hoima district.

In December, 2019 a Court of Appeal judge allowed Hoima Sugar limited to destroy 22  Square miles of the disputed Bugoma Central Forest Reserve land in Hoima District and turn it into a sugarcane plantation. The National Forest Authority (NFA) had gone to the appellant Court to challenge a similar decision by the High Court.