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Islamophobia in Uganda

PERCEIVED CRIMINALITY AGAINST MUSLIMS IN UGANDA FUELS ISLAMOPHOBIA. Islamophobia is an exaggerated fear, hatred, and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, insult, prejudice, discrimination, and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political, and civic life. In Uganda, there is a perceived bias against Muslims which…

Reflection on Gender Roles

It is time to reflect on our gender roles Today marks the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah the 12th and last month of the Islamic year. This day is known as the day of Arafat and perhaps one of the most significant days in Islam.  It was on this day that prophet Muhammad (peace be…

LETS ALL CONDEMN MEDIA STEREOTYPES OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS

Umar Nyanzi; President, Muslim Centre for Justice and Law   On 3rd July, 2020, the Daily Monitor published an Article “Who is funding Uganda’s new high rise mosques?” The authors labored to investigate the source of funds for construction of mosques in various parts of Uganda. The article labels Muslim international development partners as “international…

Memorandum On the Ugandan draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 & 2019 By Muslim Centre for Justice and Law

MEMORANDUM On the Ugandan draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 & 2019 By MUSLIM CENTRE FOR JUSTICE AND LAW KAMPALA  June 11, 2020 Introduction This memorandum provides an analysis of Uganda’s Draft Succession Amendment Bills, 2018 and 2019[draft amendments] particularly on provisions that that affect access to justice of Muslims in succession matters. The draft Amendments…

Contractual Liability

Covid19 May Not Help You Escape Contractual Liability

There are 4 known ways of discharging a contract or freeing mutual obligations of parties to a contract.  A contract may be discharged by performance where parties fulfil their respective obligations, by express agreement where parties consent to terminate a contract, by frustration where an event occurs that makes performance impossible or breach where one…

Impact Story 2

YOUTH OF DIFFERENT FAITH GROUPS OVERCOME DIVISIONS AND START JOINT LIVELIHOOD INITIATIVES IN KULULU SUB-COUNTY. In Kululu sub-county with an estimate population of 37,043 people, tensions have been simmering. High illiteracy and poverty compounded with lack of access to employment and economic opportunities have taken a toll on communities. Indeed, 12.4 % of community members…