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Equality and Non-Discrimination

Uganda, English

(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, the State shall take affirmative action in favour of groups marginalised on the basis of gender, age, disability or any other reason created by history, tradition or custom, for the purpose of redressing imbalances which exist against them.
(2) Laws, cultures, customs and traditions which are against the dignity, welfare or interest of women or any other marginalised group to which clause (1) relates or which undermine their status, are prohibited by this Constitution.
(3) There shall be a commission called the Equal Opportunities Commission whose composition and functions shall be determined by an Act of Parliament.
(4) The Equal Opportunities Commission shall be established within one year after the coming into force of the Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2005.
(5) Parliament shall make laws for the purpose of giving full effect to this article. (Art. 32)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Uganda, English

(1) All persons are equal before and under the law in all spheres of political, economic, social and cultural life and in every other respect and shall enjoy equal protection of the law.
(2) Without prejudice to clause (l) of this article, a person shall not be discriminated against on the ground of sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, social or economic standing, political opinion or disability.
(3) For the purposes of this article, “discriminate” means to give different treatment to different persons attributable only or mainly to their respective descriptions by sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, tribe, birth, creed or religion, social or economic standing, political opinion or disability.
(4) Nothing in this article shall prevent Parliament from enacting laws that are necessary for-
(a) implementing policies and programmes aimed at redressing social, economic, educational or other imbalance in society; or
(b) making such provision as is required or authorised to be made under this Constitution; or
(c) providing for any matter acceptable and demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
(5) Nothing shall be taken to be inconsistent with this article which is allowed to be done under any provision of this Constitution. (Art. 21)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Uganda, English

… COMMITTED to building a better future by establishing a socioeconomic and political order through a popular and durable national Constitution based on the principles of unity, peace, equality, democracy, freedom, social justice and progress; ... (Preamble)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Uganda, English

(1) Women shall be accorded full and equal dignity of the person with men.

(4) Women shall have the right to equal treatment with men and that right shall include equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.
(5) Without prejudice to article 32 of this Constitution, women shall have the right to affirmative action for the purpose of redressing the imbalances created by history, tradition or custom. (Art. 33)

Education

Uganda, English

(i) The State shall promote free and compulsory basic education.
(ii) The State shall take appropriate measures to afford every citizen equal opportunity to attain the highest educational standard possible.
… (National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, XVIII)

Education

Uganda, English

All persons have a right to education. (Art. 30)

Education

Uganda, English

(2) A child is entitled to basic education which shall be the responsibility of the State and the parents of the child.
… (Art. 34)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Uganda, English

(4) Women shall have the right to equal treatment with men and that right shall include equal opportunities in political, economic and social activities.
… (Art. 33)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Uganda, English

(i) The State shall give the highest priority to the enactment of legislation establishing measures that protect and enhance the right of the people to equal opportunities in development.
… (National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, XI)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Uganda, English

The State shall ensure gender balance and fair representation of marginalised groups on all constitutional and other bodies. (National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, VI)