Uganda’s Rita Aciro wins EU rights defenders award

By Juliet Nalwooga Ugandan women’s rights activist Rita Aciro is the winner of the 2021 European Union Human Rights Defenders’ Award. Related articles Kagame speaks out on eastern DRC conflict Games and good governance: What is the Commonwealth? The award is given annually by the European Union and Norway to recognise a human rights defender in Uganda for their outstanding contribution. Aciro, the Executive Director of the Uganda Women’s Network was recognised for her outstanding work to advance the role of girls and women in all aspects of life in Uganda. Speaking during the award ceremony last evening, the Germany Ambassador to Uganda Matthias Schauer said human rights need to be defended all over the world especially for disadvantaged groups. … Continue reading Uganda’s Rita Aciro wins EU rights defenders award