“The UPDF intimidates people of Amuru…no one notices”: An International Volunteer Calls for More International Accompaniment

Recently I had the opportunity to revisit Uganda with an organization, Solidarity Uganda, doing peace-building and justice-seeking work in the Northern district of Amuru. In this region, the government’s greed is superseding the… Continue reading

Amuru Land Protection Initiative

Uganda’s law making process is a reflection of the country’s leadership crisis

Guest post by Silver Kayondo “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress,… Continue reading

Solidarity Uganda receives bonus grant for land reserve

Our friends and funders at The Pollination Project thought we were doing a good job with the money they gave us, so they selected us from hundreds of grantees to be featured on… Continue reading

“Voice from the Field: Empowering Local Communities – Challenges of Active Nonviolence Training in Uganda”

This article is featured in Women Peacemakers Program (WPP)’s November-December 2013 newsletter. To read the entire newsletter, click here. To learn more about WPP, click here. By Phil Wilmot, Solidarity Uganda Phil Wilmot… Continue reading

“An interview with Suzan Abong Wilmot, Harrisburg resident, jewelry-maker, nonviolence trainer, and mother.”

From Women Connect‘s December 2013 issue: Having lived her entire life in Uganda, Suzan relocated to the city of Harrisburg in 2012 to be with her Pennsylvanian husband and experience his world. We… Continue reading

Thanks for reposting a Mandela quote. Are you ready to die?

The world responded immediately to Nelson Mandela (Madiba)’s death: with Facebook posts. Twitter and other social media websites were blown up with pictures and quotes of one of Africa’s most notable contemporary elders.… Continue reading

“oil fields in our land”: A Testimony of Acaa Magrate Loum

“My name is Acaa Magrate Loum. I’m now 38 years old. Born from Lakang and got married to Loum who is now 40 years old from Lakang in 1992 when i was only… Continue reading

“If you go to one of those third world countries and come back here, you’ll kiss the ground you walk on.”

Have you ever felt the difference between going through something that feels impossibly difficult while knowing you are exactly where you need to be – and going through hell for absolutely no fruitful… Continue reading

Coloreds and Collareds: The Origins of Hate

About half a century ago, there was this race-based struggle going on within my country, in which blacks wanted to simply claim they were human beings like the rest of the world. At… Continue reading