Video – MD’s Weekly Episode 1

“As the Managing Director of CPAR Uganda, I am delighted to share with you that our innovative, cutting age, research and advocacy project is off the ground. We have been in the field for about four months now collecting data on the whole idea of challenging categories – educated unemployed youth as institutional innovators in… Continue reading Video – MD’s Weekly Episode 1

Omonya advocates the self-help think of let us do this ourselves

At school the expectation of the young people is much - I am getting out, I get a good job, I will get a good car, you know, I will have a lot of money. But from the first day, after graduation, when there is no job, the expectations begin to wane. They become frustrated… Continue reading Omonya advocates the self-help think of let us do this ourselves

Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

CPAR Uganda, Lira University and University of East Anglia, UK, are pleased to announce the inception of our research and advocacy project: “Challenging Categories: Educated Unemployed Youth as Institutional Innovators in Rural Uganda,” funded by the British Academy. Dr. Ben Jones giving the overview of the project during the team workshop The project leaders are… Continue reading Launch of Two-year research and advocacy project in Lango and Teso

Letter to a Mental Health Advocate

Photo credit: Real Health Blog Dear Desire, Your desire is to positively influence the Uganda law on mental health, so that no one goes through a “mental health rehab from hell” as you did. You wrote: “I want to use my story and my grievances to change the law on mental health, cause the law… Continue reading Letter to a Mental Health Advocate

Mentally Ill and Poor in Uganda

Ms. Desire Lavigne Karakire's testimony, "Mental Rehab from Hell", has inspired us to publish Ms. Norah Owaraga's encounter with one mentally ill and poor in Uganda. Ms. Owaraga first shared her encounter on her Facebook wall in October of 2016. We are convinced, sadly, that the status quo remains the same and needing to be… Continue reading Mentally Ill and Poor in Uganda

Mental Health Rehab from Hell – ePDF

This is the testimony of Desire Lavigne Karakire, which, in her own words, she shared because: “I want to use my story and my grievances to change the law on mental health, cause the law to change, or to create the law if currently a vacuum is what has allowed for impunity like this to… Continue reading Mental Health Rehab from Hell – ePDF