International Peace Day

Let us Utilize the Peace Day to Preach Peace. The International Day of Peace is celebrated globally on the 21st September,2021. This year’s Peace Day is being celebrated under the theme: “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” Peace is a cornerstone of our Constitutional democracy as a country. The preamble to the 1995…

Terms of Reference for a Uganda National Baseline Consultant

JISRA – Uganda Country Programme Baseline Study July 2021 The JISRA programme baseline study will be conducted to validate the existing Theory of Change, to learn and adapt programming. This Terms of Reference is to set up for the baseline study for the JISRA Uganda Country programme and to invite proposals from suitably experienced national…

COVID-19: Human rights organizations call for release of prisoners

To the attention of the Chief Justice, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Director of Public Prosecutions; the Inspectorate General of Police, and the Commissioner-General of Prisons. RE: CALL TO TAKE IMMEDIATE AND URGENT MEASURES TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF DETAINEES IN UGANDA In Kampala, 27 March 2020 Your Lordship the Chief Justice,…

BIAS IN STATE INVESTIGATIONS OF HIGH-PROFILE MURDERS DEEPENS ISLAMOPHOBIA

Over the last years, Ugandans have witnessed a number of extrajudicial killings in Kampala city by unknown assailants who usually use two boda bodas targeting mainly high-profile Muslim personalities and senior government officials.  Shiekh Mustapha Bahiga, Shiekh Hassan Kirya, Shk Abdul Kareem Sentamu, Shk Abdul Kadir Muwaya Senior state prosecutor Joan Kagezi, Major General Kiggundu,…

First Female President of East Africa

The FIRST ever Female President in East Africa – Her Excellency Hassan Suluhu Samia According to Tanzania’s Constitution, Vice President Hassan, 61, should assume the Presidency for the remainder of the five-year term that Magufuli began serving last year after winning a second term. She will be the East African nation’s first female president. Born…

DIVORCE IN ISLAM & PROTECTION OF WOMEN’S DIGNITY

Islam protects the sanctity of marriage and considers a family as a basic unit of society. Reconciliation between parties is recommended at every stage in marital life (Quran 4:35, 4:128). Even when divorce process by talaq has commenced, the door to reconciliation remains open for 3 months (Iddat period) to allow possible reconciliation of spouses…