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A sneak peek into the just concluded Community Paralegal training program

After successful completion of a three-module Community Paralegal Training on the Civil and Criminal justice system of Uganda and orientation...

20 Ugandan LGBT Youths Sue Town Council Official and Prisons Officer for Human Rights Violations

Today Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), in conjunction with the 20 members of Children of the Sun Foundation...

HRAPF statement to the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

HRAPF has today made a statement on the violations of human rights for marginalised persons during the implementation of measures...

High Court awards damages to COSF-19

Today the High Court of Uganda delivered judgement in Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) Vs Attorney General and...

In advancing Human Development, living conditions of human beings that are devoid of discrimination and marginalization are pertinent.

Hrapf Executive Director in an interview with International Science Council comprehensively discusses the concept of human development. In a bid...

Case of 19 Ugandan LGBT youth arrested and detained on COVID-19 related charges taken to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

On 14th May 2020, HRAPF, in conjunction with Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), and Robert. F. Kennedy Human Rights, filed a...

High Court orders Uganda Prisons to allow HRAPF lawyers access to their clients

Today the High Court Civil Division made a ruling on an application that was made by HRAPF, for an order...

CSOs call for further decongestion of prisons as part of the COVID-19 response

The decongestion of Uganda's prisons has never been so important, as it is in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic...

HRAPF files case challenging Prisons refusal to allow lawyers access to their clients

HRAPF has today 24th April 2020 filed a case challenging the refusal of the Prisons authorities to allow HRAPF lawyers...

HRAPF's Legal Team Continues Efforts to Secure Release of LGBT Youth Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Following the arrest of 22 members of the LGBT community on 29th March 2020, our legal team has embarked on...

HRAPF Joins Other Civil Society Organisations in an Appeal to Government to Secure SRHR and Other Essential Health Services Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the country takes active steps to curb the spread of the corona virus, it is imperative that the measures...

HRAPF lawyers to use bicycles to reach clients during COVID-19 response

HRAPF lawyers will use bicycles and motorcycles to reach their clients who need emergency legal aid services during the COVID-19...

HRAPF Press statement on human rights and COVID-19

HRAPF has today 30th March 2020 issued a press statement urging the Government of Uganda to respect the human rights...

HRAPF measures on COVID-19

HRAPF has issued measures to prevent COVID-19. Although the HRAPF offices and the legal aid clinic will be closed, HRAPF...

HRAPF Women's Day Press Statement 2020

          I am Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights Press Statement on the occasion of International Women's Day, 8th March 2020   Mr. Antonio Guterres...

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The reward for non-discriminatory legislation lies in the full enjoyment of human rights for all

HRAPF joins the rest of the world and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in commemorating...

Criminalising Poverty Prejudices the Equal Dignity of all Persons

  “Closing the inequalities gap to achieve social justice.”   The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides in Article 1 that all human...

Celebrating 71 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Stand Up for Rights"

                                                                                      PRESS STATEMENT                                   CALLING UPON GOVERNMENT TO RESPECT, PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF MARGINALISED AND CRIMINALISED COMMUNITIES Commemoration of...

HRAPF COMMEMORATES WORLD AIDS DAY 2019

                                                                                                                    PRESS STATEMENT                                     CALLING UPON GOVERNMENT TO ADDRESS SOCIO-LEGAL BARRIERS TO ACCESS TO HIV/AIDS SERVICES FOR...

Commemorating International Intersex Awareness Day 2019

                                                                                                        PRESS STATEMENT IN COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY  26TH OCTOBER 2019       ‘Undertaking Evidence Based Interventions for Inclusion’ 26th...

Commemorating International Safe Abortion Day

28th September 2019 Abortion is Health Care   Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, (HRAPF) joins the world in commemorating the International Day...

Botswana High Court rules to decriminalise same-sex sexual conduct

The High Court of Botswana, on Tuesday 11th June 2019, issued a unanimous judgment in which it declared sections of...

Press Release: IDAHOBIT 2019

    PRESS STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA, INTERPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA (IDAHOBIT) KAMPALA 17TH MAY 2019 ‘HRAPF calls on African leaders to take...

Angola outlaws same sex sexual conduct and criminalises discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

On 23rd January 2019, the Parliament of Angola adopted a new Penal Code, outlawing the criminalisation of consensual same sex...

HRAPF releases third issue of the Human Rights Advocate focusing on the new NGO Act 2016

The Human Rights Advocate magazine is a legislative review and advocacy tool in favour of marginalised groups. Each issue contains...

HRAPF releases analysis of the Human Rights Enforcement Bill, 2015

HRAPF has made an analysis of The Human Rights Enforcement Bill, 2015. The Bill was published in the Uganda Gazette...

HRAPF makes joint statement with ISHR at 34th Session of Human Rights Council

Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, along with International Service for Human Rights, have made a statement at the 34th session of...

OUR PROGRAMS


Under its strategic plan 2018-2022, HRAPF’s work is implemented under four programs. These are:

  • Since 2010, HRAPF has been implementing the access to justice program. The program objective is to increase sustainable access to justice for marginalised persons and Most at Risk Populations in Uganda. This is aimed at improving their legal, political, economic and social wellbeing.

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  • The program objective is to enhance research, advocacy and networking for a just and fair legal and policy environment that promote rights, equality and non-discrimination. The goal is to achieve systemic changes towards the realisation of the rights of marginalised persons and Most at Risk Populations informed by evidence-based advocacy.

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  • This is a new thematic/programmatic area that now brings all the work related to capacity building of HRAPF’s target groups. Its objective is to enhance the capacity of rights holders and duty bearers to effectively advocate for and protect the rights of marginalised persons and Most at Risk Populations groups in Uganda.

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  • The objective of institutional development is to strengthen HRAPF’s institutional capacity, financial independence and operational efficiency to deliver on its mandate. The Goal is an efficient, effective and sustainable organisation.

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WHO WE WORK WITH

  • LEGAL AID SERVICE PROVIDERS NETWORK (LASPNET)
  • EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK (EHARDP-NET)
  • ACCESS TO TREATMENT COALITION
  • CITIZENS COALITION ON ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY (CCEDU)
  • UGANDA NATIONAL NGO FORUM
  • HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK UGANDA (HURINET)
  • LEGAL AID SERVICE PROVIDERS NETWORK (LASPNET)
  • EAST AND HORN OF AFRICA HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS NETWORK (EHARDP-NET)