Organising in the time of Covid-19: Experiences of Uganda

I spoke with Lyn Ossome, Senior Research Fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Makerere University, in Uganda. She received her PhD in Political Studies from Wits University. Her specializations and taught courses are in the fields of feminist political economy and feminist political theory, with particular research interests in land and agrarian studies, gendered labour, queer feminist histories and the political economy of gendered violence. She is the author of Gender, Ethnicity and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy: States of Violence (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

We spoke about

  • Conditions in Uganda re Covid-19
  • Government policies and their practicality
  • Degree of coercion / violence used
  • Effects of particular groups of people
    • Women
    • LBGTI
    • Informal sector
    • Workers
    • farmers
  • Challenges for organising

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