On Monday 28th June 2020, FIDA Uganda and other civil society organizations working on trade, investment, human rights, environment, women’s rights and labour rights related issues held a press conference calling on the Government of Uganda and investors to prioritise citizen’s right to dignity and livelihood. FIDA Uganda was joined by Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Uganda, Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT), Women’s Probono Initiative (WPI), the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Uganda, and the Advocates for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE), and the Uganda Consortium for Corporate Accountability (UCCA). The press conference was aimed at amplifying the voices of farmers, workers, women, youth, whose rights have been violated by the operations of factories, flower firms, and plantation based investments. It was a clarion call upon the Government of Uganda and investors to prioritize citizens’ rights over profits during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
See the press statement below for more: