CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 4

We welcome you to the latest copy of CARE Uganda’s Newsletter covering the last quarter of 2018. In case of inquiries please contact CARE Uganda on



Ruby Cups: Girls in Imvepi Refugee Settlement Taking Control

CARE International and WoMena Uganda are currently concluding a menstrual cup (MC) pilot implementation project in Imvepi Refugee Settlement, funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). This is the second pilot that WoMena has conducted on the use of menstrual cups (the Ruby Cup brand) with refugee women in Uganda. Based on findings from previous studies and Menstrual Health Management (MHM) projects conducted by WoMena, the project’s goal was to improve the capacity of female beneficiaries to safely and effectively manage their menstruation with a menstrual cup called “Ruby Cup”, and to improve general knowledge and perceptions around menstruation in the community.



CARE Uganda Annual Report Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

We welcome you to CARE International in Uganda Annual Report combining Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. It has been an exceptionally challenging but equally rewarding two years where our humanitarian mandate took over our long term development work as Uganda saw hundreds of refugees from South Sudan cross the border in search of refuge and protection. Despite our heavy attention on the refugee situation, we continued our long term development program from which we also borrowed approaches and models for our humanitarian response. Our financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment and natural resources governance programs carried on while putting their expertise at the disposal of our growing humanitarian portfolio in search of more gender responsive durable and holistic solutions.



Strengthen Resilience and Promote Inclusive Governance (STRENPO) Brief

CARE Denmark has secured a Strategic Partnership Agreement with DANIDA that has subsequently led to an agreement between CARE Denmark and CARE Uganda designing a Programme to Strengthen Resilience and Promote Inclusive Governance (STRENPO) for women and youth in vulnerable communities (2018-2021).



CARE Uganda Newsletter – The Paper Crane Issue 3

We cordially welcome you to the 3rd issue of CARE Uganda’s Newsletter – The Paper Crane. The Newsletter is a demonstration of some of the work we do and our commitment to ending poverty and Gender Based Violence and a lot of interesting stories that depict CARE’s impact.



Fact sheet on climate change and compelling actions

Climate change is one of the biggest crises facing humanity because it has led to countless natural disasters. It is an issue that will prove most damaging for the countries least able to adapt. Reduced forest cover has led to increase atmospheric GHG. Evidence has it that the chemical building blocks that make plastics so versatile are the same components that might harm people and the environment. And its production and disposal contribute to an array of environmental problems.

In Uganda, probably the main reasons for continued depletion of forest cover and plastic pollution is lack of awareness of the danger on weather. Not all stake holders are aware and informed about their vulnerability, roles in conservation and possible measures that can be taken to proactively adapt to climate change.

It is everybody’s right to live and enjoy a good environment and as environmentalists and as walkers, we are dedicated to use walking as a campaign tool to communicate to the public to protect the environment. It is in this line that we request all conservation bodies to join hands with us and the MWE to undertake this campaign against environmental degradation.

What will happen on November 5th -17th 2018 in Uganda?

This time Walkers association Uganda, Ministry of Water and Environment, CARE International in Uganda, media houses, private sector (Coca-Cola, Nile breweries, BIDCO, Kakira Sugar works, communities among others will join hands to lead a campaign on increasing efforts to integrate risk management in investments, scale up good practices and policies.

Target change agents are industries and factories and stakeholders to join hands to campaign for increasing climate change adaptation mechanisms.



She Feeds the World Brief - (New Project)

She Feeds the World is a new CARE project that will improve the food and nutrition security of poor rural households, with a strong emphasis on women small-scale producers.


How Uganda cut illegal logging by 70%

Denis Tumwesige used to make his living illegally cutting trees in protected forests in Uganda, until he got arrested. Instead of a jail sentence, the local officials connected him with CARE’s Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) project, which taught him about the importance of forest conservation. Denis then wrote a song about forests, which is a huge hit, and is routinely played on national radio. The song succeeded in raising awareness of forest policies. Here is what else the project achieved.


Summary of Impact Study for the FOREST Resources Sector Transparency Programme

CARE International in Uganda in partnership with six national Civil Society Organisations (CSO), namely: Joint Effor to Save the Environment (JESE); Anti-corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU); PANO Eastern Africa (PANOS EA), Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Community Development Resource Network (CDRN) have been supporting implementation of the Forest Resources Sector Transparency (FOREST) Programme in seven districts of the Albertine REgion of Uganda. Other key stakeholders are the Media, Local Governments, National Forest Authority (NFA) and Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE). FOREST commenced 1st April 2013 - 31st December 2017 and was funded by CARE Denmark asa part of the CARE Denmark's Framework Agreeement with DANIDA.


The Paper Crane - Issue 1, December 2017

On behalf of the staff of CARE International in Uganda and myself, I cordially welcome you to the first issue of CARE Uganda's Newsletter, the Paper Crane. It has been a long journey to get here and finally have a product that we are proud of. This Newsletter is a demonstration of some of the work we do and our commitment to ending poverty and domestic violence, especially among women and girls. We have a special focus and unshakeable commitment to women and girls because several studies show that they bear the most negative effects of poverty - socialy, economically and politically. Through this newsletter you will learn about how we work and who we work with to end poverty. We work with donors, local NGO's and CBO's, Government and private sector organisations in a partnership approach to scale up innovative, relevant and conflict sensitive practices that will greatly reduce povery. 


Empowering Women & Girls through CARE's Role Model Men (RMM) approach

A large and growing body of research has shown how gender inequality undermines health and development and how working with men and boys as well as women and girls to promote equality contributes to achiveing health and development outcomes (Barker and others, 2010). While initially more promoted in long-term development programs, engaging men and boy's approaches are increasingly being integrated in humanitarian programs and are proving critical to SGBV prevention in contexts of displacements. Uganda is currently experiencing one of the larges refugee influxes globally. Of the 1,252,470 refugees (UNHCR, May 15, 2017) who have fled conficts in their home countries to settle in Uganda, approximately 86% are women and children and a large majority are coming from war-torn South Sudan, where sexual violence is being used as a weapon of war.


Land and Property Rights Critical for Women Empowerment

Land ownership is critical for Women Empowerment: Land is a primary source and crucial asset for households, especially women who primarily depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Ownership and control over land plus control over produce obtained from land use in Northern Uganda, like most parts of Uganda, is unequal and disfavours women. 

The greatest disparity being in ownership and decision-making over the produce obtained from land use. Gender disparities in land rights are the underlying causes of conflicts and poverty amont women. Access, control, ownership and utilisation of land are important factors in povery alleviation. Inadequate control over the use of land hampers productivity and investment by women, yet they are the main users of lands.


From the periphery to the fore 

The twenty-year old Kony war had devastating effects on the physical, social, economic and political wellbeing of the people in northern Uganda and more significantly in the health area. Women and girls were mostly affected by the conflict and continue to face enormous challenges accessing sexual reproductive, and maternal and child health care. There is inadequate services compounded by a breakdown in the social fabric and distortion of social norms, entangled with patriarchal society that would otherwise regulate gender equity in the communities.

Compounding the prolbem, men consciously and unconscioulsy impede access to basic services for women and adolescents such as family planning services, HIV testing, participation in maternal health issues and support to infant feeding practices.


Illegal issuance of Land Titles in Central Forest Reserves (CFRs)

This paper highlights Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda’s position over the Illegal issuance of land titles in Central Forest reserves (CFRs) by the Uganda Land Commission.

This position is informed by the prevailing land controversies around CFRs and the Investigative study that was carried out by Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda( ACCU) in 2014/2015 with an aim of establishing the facts surrounding individuals owning illegal land titles in selected Forest Reserves of; Kyewaga, Gunda, and Nonve in Wakiso District.  

The investigative research was also motivated by a media publication titled ‘’Behind the Scenes’’ (WEMNET, 2014) that showed that over 52 land titles in Forest reserves had been issued fraudulently to individuals and or investors.


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