Archive | May, 2011

Isis-WICCE joins the women’s movement in Uganda to protest police brutality

16 May

Over 100 Ugandan women from Civil Society organizations staged a March for Peace and Justice in Kampala on Monday 9th May 2011. The women’s march was to register their deep concern and condemn the excessive use of force by the Police and other security agencies to quell demonstrations under the “Walk to Work” campaign.

Isis-WICCE Executive Director Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng with a sauce pan during the protest

Women were holding banners that had different messages to the government and the public. “Stop shooting our children,” one banner read while others called on government to intervene to cut fuel prices which have led to high cost of living especially in the urban areas. After the March, the women gathered at Kira road playground where they spoke out calling for investigations into the deaths and brutal arrests. The Women handed over a statement to UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Ms Margaret Sekagya who called for thorough investigation into the incidents.