Royal Tomb of Omukama Kyebambe of Bunyoro renovated


The renovated Royal Tomb of Omukama Kyebambe Nyamutukura III, the 19th Babiito King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom was officially handed over to the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom by the Kibaale District Heritage Development Project Committee. The renovation of the tomb was supported by CCFU.

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Promoting women’s rights in Acholi: handbooks launched


On Tuesday 7 November 2017, CCFU launched two practical handbooks on using Acholi culture to promote women’s rights and empowerment. Written in the English and Acholi languages, the handbooks are entitled, “My Rights as a Woman or Girl – What does Acholi culture say?” and “Promoting Women’s Rights as Defined by Acholi Culture – A cultural leaders’ handbook” .

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Oral history documentation for the Batwa in Bundibugyo


While the Batwa have been at the centre of national and international attention for some time and have received some support from development partners, most interventions and studies have not focused on the preservation of their heritage or the promotion of their cultural rights.

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Cultural Institutions set Guidelines for Oil Companies

Over the past few years, traditional cultural institutions have called for their meaningful involvement in the oil and gas sector to enhance economic benefits and development for their respective communities and to protect the cultural resources located within the oil rich regions.

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Report on ‘Women, Culture and Rights in Acholi’ launched


Culture and traditions have often been perceived in Uganda as reinforcing gender inequality. This report (which focuses on the Acholi region, specifically Gulu, Kitgum and Lamwo), explores women’s rights in Acholi not only derived from current laws, but are also defined by long standing tradition. It also discusses how these can be used to enhance women’s empowerment today .

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CCFU launches the Oral history project for the Lendu

CCFU launches the Oral history project for the Lendu

This project has been launched in Zombo in April 2017. In 2016, CCFU embarked on an Oral History Documentation project to support the preservation of the oral history of three indigenous minority groups. The Lendu community in Zombo was selected as one of the three partners on this project.
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We make our own musical instruments – Heritage club members

We make our own musical instruments – Heritage club members

April 17-18, 2017, CCFU conducted support visits to heritage clubs in Nebbi and Arua. The main objective was to ascertain the progress of activities as outlined in the heritage education toolkit, motivate young people in the clubs and publicise the 2017 heritage competition for youth.
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National Coalition on Indigenous Minority Groups formed

National Coalition on Indigenous Minority Groups formed

 
In 2012, CCFU initiated a programme to enhance the cultural rights of indigenous minority groups (IMGs) and worked directly with the Ik, Benet and Bamba, Babwisi, Bavanoma. Three policy briefs highlighting the status of their cultural rights revealed common concerns in respect to identity and recognition; education and language;

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