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EVENT: Understanding access to education and health services for Batwa and persons with disabilities in Uganda

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With the financial support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and partners are implementing the ‘From Disparity to Dignity: Realising Indigenous and Minority Rights in Development’ project.

The project being implemented in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt and Peru, addresses the unjust laws and policies holding back vulnerable indigenous communities from achieving socio-economic transformation.

As part of the project in Uganda, MRG, alongside partners Africa International Christian Ministries (AICM), Action for Batwa Empowerment Group (ABEG) and Action for Youth with Disabilities in Uganda (AYDU) carried out a study on the status of Batwa and persons with disabilities’ access to education and health services in Uganda. This research was carried out in south-western Uganda, in the districts of Bundibugyo, Kabale, Kanungu, Kisoro and Rubanda, as well as Kampala. The findings of this study form the backbone of the national briefing for Uganda.

During this online event, we will share the findings of the Uganda national briefing.

When: 5 August 2021 at 2:00 pm (Kampala), 1:00 pm (Geneva), 12:00 pm (London)

Where: Zoom – Please fill out the registration form below.

Speakers will include:

  • Aggrey Kenny Olwenyi, Executive Director, Action for Youth with Disabilities (AYDU)
  • Sylvia Kokunda, Executive Director, Action for Batwa Empowerment Group (ABEG)
  • Precious Nabimanya Arinda, Executive Director, African International Christian Ministries (AICM)
  • Agnes Kabajuni, Regional Manager, Minority Rights Group Africa (MRG)
  • Innocent Byaruhanga, Assistant Commissioner, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Government of Uganda

Accessibility: A live transcription service will be available.

Registration for this event is now closed. Feel free to sign up for our newsletter to hear about future events.

Photo: Portrait of a Batwa woman, Uganda. Credit: Bella Falk/Alamy.

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