WHAT YOU CAN DO IN JUST 15 MINUTES
on behalf of millions of Ugandans who are powerless
to speak out amidst violations of human rights.
Ugandans are crying out for the world to help them end the brutality of a military regime by peaceful means after the breakdown of democracy following the Presidential Election on 14th January 2021.
We appreciate that everyone is struggling in so many ways, not least because of the global COVID pandemic and other big issues such as climate change. But what is going on in Uganda has not hit the international headlines.
This grass-roots campaign is NOT about taking political sides, but about asking for a return to democracy and justice, and the end to the gross violations of human rights.
1. Sign this INTERNATIONAL Petition on Change.org
2. Share the link for the Petition as widely as possible throughout the world, especially on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, email etc.
3. UK RESIDENTS: letter writing campaign to the UK Parliament concerning the breakdown of democracy in Uganda
- For those who live in the UK: Please write to your MP.
- To find out the name and contact details of your MP, go to https://members.parliament.uk/
- Check out the designated website for your MP to see if they have any relevant positions, interests or experience – pick up on this in your letter.
- You can copy this sample letter to your MP but introduce yourself and say if you have any particular link or involvement with Uganda or concern about human rights and democracy.
- Keep the actual letter short and targeted but say that you are attaching the Briefing Document with your letter (or email) so that they have more detailed background information and further specific questions to raise.
- Either send your letter by post or by email (or both). Don’t forget to attach the Briefing Document.
- Letters should be sent to House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA and not to constituency offices.
4. Send messages to MPs etc on Facebook and Twitter
- You will find the links for your MP as above.
- You could also post on the pages of people like the PM, Foreign Secretary, James Duddridge (Minister for Africa), Pauline Latham (MP for Mid Derbyshire who is on the International Development Select Committee and also Vice-Chair for Eastern Africa on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa)
On behalf of Ugandans who have no voice, thank you very much for reading this.