Uganda: Right Here Right Now partnership welcomes HRAPF back after attack on premises

The members of the Right Here Right Now Partnership have welcomed Ugandan partner Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) back to work, after a violent attack on their premises. In a joint statement, they praised HRAPF for their response and swift actions. They call upon the Ugandan government to investigate the attack and to ensure full protection in future.

Violent break-in

The attack took place on the morning of Friday, February 9th 2018. Two guards were injured when intruders tried to access the organisation’s premises. Fortunately, the intruders could not make it past the reception area and did not take any of the electronic devices. In a press conference later that day, HRAPF’s Executive Director asked other civil society organisations (CSOs) and the international community to call for full investigations into this case and similar break-ins at CSO offices.

‘Ensure full protection’

Today, as HRAPF returns to work, the Right Here Right Now partners join in this appeal. They ask the government of Uganda to fully investigate break-ins at HRAPF and other CSO offices and to ensure the full protection of civil society organizations, human rights organizations, human rights defenders, activists and all marginalized groups, in line with its national, regional and international obligations. The full statement can be found here

Right Here Right Now

Right Here Right Now (RHRN) is a five-year global advocacy partnership of ARROW, CHOICE, Dance4Life, Hivos, IPPF, LACWHN and Rutgers (lead) in pursuit of the fulfilment of young people’s SRHR – free of stigma, discrimination and violence. We work with national partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America, and at international level, to strengthen the capacity of young people and civil society organizations for joint SRHR advocacy. 

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