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Human Rights Advocacy: Disability Rights in Uganda.

Start/End Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 102

The Office of Graduate Legal Studies and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights are pleased to feature a talk on disability rights by one of the Institute's 2013 Human Rights Advocates Richard Mukaga.

Richard Mukaga is a Program Manager for Cheshire Services Uganda, an organization dedicated to advocating for persons with disabilities by promoting access to education, improving livelihoods, providing quality and comprehensive rehabilitation, and advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. Richard designs and implements programs that address the barriers to justice for persons with disabilities in the education, employment and health sectors. In this role, Richard engages and networks with the Ugandan government, civil society actors, and the Uganda Disability Movement on policy and legislative issues concerning persons with disabilities.

Growing up in rural Uganda as person living with a disability, he writes, "It became clear to me that people saw me differently." Richard's own experiences led him to dedicate his life to improving the lives of persons with disabilities in Uganda. Prior to joining Cheshire Services Uganda, Richard worked as a Hospital Administrator at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, a Regional Manager at the Uganda Association of Private Vocational Institutions, and Finance and Administration Officer at the Uganda National Action on Physical Disabilities.

You can hear more about Richard's work here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fQgDovx0M&list=PLll6cy1igUoIRKVzPg-ARytGZZrzEB1hB

The talk will take place on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 12:10 to 1:10 in Jerome Greene hall, room 102.

A pizza lunch will be provided. The event is open to law students as well as students from other programs in the university.

No registration is required.