Shrinking civic space and labour rights during the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda


Ulandssekretariatet - DTDA




Råderumssupplement (kan kun søges af organisationer med fast aftale med UM)

Projekt start:


Projekt slut:


Beviliget beløb:

1.500.000,00 kr.

Samlet buget:

1.500.000,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
  • Mål 8: Anstændige jobs og økonomisk vækst
  • Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
  • Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Uganda


Supported by harsh and strict presidential directives, Ugandan employers have increased their labour rights violations dramatically in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fundamental trade union rights such as freedom of association and speech, collective bargaining and the right to representation are ignored. Workers have been dismissed without compensation when they have spoken up about labour rights violations. After many years with draconian laws, massive repression by the state, arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force, the civic space has been further shrunk by the COVID-19 pandemic. Against this background NOTU will counter the increasing violation of workers’ rights in Uganda with the support and collaboration of DTDA. The intervention will build the capacity of trade union leaders at workplace level and on national level, policy papers with precise demands will be developed and pushed in bipartite and tripartite fora, supported by a mapping survey of violations.