An election free of violence, intimidation, coercion, bribery, incitement, misinformation, fear and sectarian tendencies is likely to produce peace, stability, social harmony and prosperity. Election-related conflict and violence have caused political unrest, partisan hatred, mistrust of political leadership and divisions in society. This undermines social cohesion, national unity, political stability and economic progress
In 2019, The Peace Centre with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Kampala commissioned a research study on Election-related conflict and violence in Uganda to understand the relationship between free, fair and legitimate elections and the observance of human rights and freedoms of citizens, before, during and after elections.
Election-Related Conflict and Violence in Uganda