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Initiative for Social Economic Rights (ISER)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined May 2016

Independent, not-for-profit human rights organization responsible for promoting the effective understanding, monitoring, implementation, and realization of economic and social rights in Uganda.



Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Education, Health, Other

Our Vision

Ensuring social and economic justice for all.


Our Mission

The organization seeks to promote the effective understanding, monitoring, implementation, and realization of economic and social rights in Uganda.


Our Objectives

ISER’s mission is to promote the effective understanding, monitoring, implementation, accountability and ensuring full realization of economic and social rights in Uganda. The organization’s main objectives are:

  • To promote a human rights based approach to the design and implementation of legal and policy frameworks relating to social and economic rights
  • To build awareness about economic and social rights and explore strategies for securing their realization
  • To broaden individuals’ and communities’ access to economic and social rights in Uganda
  • To strengthen community participation in the design and implementation of social and economic policies and programs that affect them
  • To ensure government accountability for social and economic rights through community empowerment.
  • To mobilize and build capacity of Non Governmental organizations and the media to advocate more effectively for social and economic rights including using regional and international mechanisms.

People Associated With This Organization

Allana Kembabazi

Uganda  
Initiative for Social Economic Rights...
Joined May 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Corruption, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Traditional / Customary Justice
Allana is passionate about the intersection of law and healthcare, particularly in legal and policy frameworks that promote the right to health. At the Initiative for Social Economic Rights (ISER), she uses advocacy and researches targeted litigation strategies to advance the right to health in Uganda with a particular focus on marginalized groups.

Allana received a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and a Bachelors of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University, CT. Before coming to ISER, Allana was a foreign law clerk at the Constitutional Court of South Africa for Justice Sisi Khampepe. During law school, she researched the use of litigation to advance the right to health in South Africa and Brazil. She also carried out research exploring the interface between human rights like health and the environment drawing from jurisprudence from international and national courts. Her work before law school focused on human rights and social justice issues in the United States and abroad.
Allana Kembabazi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Initiative for Social Economic Rights (ISER).

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