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 .
The event was to raise the visibility of the two historical properties in Kampala, the first being the Catherine and Luke Wards at Mengo Hospital which are the very first medical wards in Uganda built in 1904.
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.
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.
This is part of the
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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See our work towards protecting Kampala’s historical buildings and sites promoting heritage education for young people, cultural entrepreneurship, supporting community museums and advocacy for a conducive policy environment.
World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18 April every year. In spite
The ceremony brought together about 120 people, including representatives from government, academic and religious institutions and civil society; cultural heritage promoters; the media; students, teachers and well-wishers, to witness the awarding of 13 winners of the 2016 National Heritage Competition at the Uganda Museum, in Kampala.
The Annual Heritage Competition
This training was conducted in July 2016 at the Uganda Museum. Click on the picture to read more…
About 140 people gathered to witness the 2016 National Heritage Awarding ceremony…
The “Culture in Development” Training Guide (second edition) has been produced by the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU). This was launched on 1st April 2016 by Prof. Peter Kanyandago (a cultural enthusiast) of Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.
The guide is meant to enable trainers and development workers acquire hands-on knowledge