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In partnership with other human rights civil society organization, SGD Uganda Supports efforts to prevent human rights abuses, protect human rights defenders, and respond to human rights abuses.

SGD Uganda has realized a greater need for continuous engagement of youth to participate in democratization activities and as such is seeking to upscale its interventions by implementing “Security and protection of Students Human Rights Defenders and youth pro-democracy activists in Uganda”. At-risk Students Human Rights Defenders and youth-pro democracy activists in and out of school shall be Identified and involved in all activities with the aim of  improving the physical and digital security of students and youth pro-democracy activists in Uganda; to provide emergency support for students human rights defenders and youth pro-democracy activists at grave risk, and to promote the national and international visibility of Ugandan youth and students human rights defenders as outlined in the project objectives.

 

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders defined Human rights defenders as all persons, who individually or in association with others, act to promote or protect human rights peacefully, promote the effective implementation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders in cooperation and dialogue with Governments and other actors.“The Declaration on human rights defenders” provides for the support and protection of human rights defenders in the context of their work. Articles 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13 of the Declaration provide specific protections to human rights defenders, including the rights

 

SGD Uganda in partnership with various civil society organizations work to provide direct assistance to Students Human rights Defenders, and youth pro-democracy activists at risk in Uganda through emergency support. These mostly referral assistance  emergency support services (relocation, legal and medical emergency support); capacity building to improve Students Human Rights defenders’ security (personal/organizational and digital security workshops at regional levels (northern, eastern, central-western, southern and central Uganda, networking, including through Students Human rights Defenders Summit and convening); national advocacy; and visibility for and on behalf of students Human rights Defenders and youth pro-democracy activists in Uganda.

 

Students for Global Democracy Uganda will works with Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) to help protect students Human Rights Defenders and youth pro-democracy activists at risk so they can continue their work as key agents of Democracy and social change in Uganda.

 

The programme contributes to Ugandan Vision 2040; specifically, constitutional democracy; protection of human rights; the rule of law; free and fair political and electoral processes; transparency, and accountability; government effectiveness and regulatory quality; effective citizens participation in development processes; and peace, defense, and security of the citizens and the country