Ugandan Prime Minister Welcomes Citizen Recommendations

Ugandan Prime Minister Welcomes Citizen Recommendations

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Ruganda welcomed citizen recommendations for women's and children's health on International Women's Day “Its good to hear from the citizens asking for health centres III and IV to be prioritised. The Government has made a decision to review Primary Health Care (PHC) funds that are being disbursed to HC IIIs and IVs. What they are getting is inadequate. Discussions are going on to ensure PHC funds are increased in the budget for FY 2015/16” 

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Citizens' Hearing toolkits - holding leaders accountable

Citizens' Hearing toolkits - holding leaders accountable

It’s just not good enough for the world’s Big Cheeses to make statements on the world stage far from the eyes and ears of citizens back home.  If their words are to become action, citizens need to know exactly what’s been promised. Then we can check out if those promises have been kept – and demand IF NOT, WHY NOT? 

Now our collective campaign is holding world leaders to account for their promises on health to women and children. WATCH THIS SPACE.

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'We must embrace citizen participation & leadership' says Honourable Joy Phumaphi

'We must embrace citizen participation & leadership' says Honourable Joy Phumaphi

As global policymakers, we have a duty to form a bridge between political leaders at the United Nations and the citizen advocates, local councilors and leaders of all political parties at the national level. Good governance relies on engaged communities and civil society that can hold governments to account for their commitments. When political leaders and citizens work together, results are assured, progress made and sustainable development achieved.

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Malawi outlaws child marriage after citizen action

Malawi outlaws child marriage after citizen action

Malawi outlawed child marriage last week. Following more than five years of undaunted advocacy by Malawian girls, their allies and civil society leaders, the country's Parliament tabled and passed the "Marriage, Divorce, and Family Relations Bill," increasing the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18 years. 

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