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Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

Uganda: Online Violence Against Women Rises

The use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp have increased risks of violence against women, according to the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). Mr Medi Kaggwa, the chairman of UHRC, said cases of online violence against women had risen in 2015 and 2016. “The commission has noted increased cases of abuse […]

Tanzania: Women Vehicle Drivers to Get Loans

Tanzania: Women Vehicle Drivers to Get Loans

Women in the country are set to benefit from the project initiated by a Dar es Salaam based company to unlock business opportunities in the transport sector hence improve the livelihood of the group. Dubbed “Women on Wheels”, the project targets women and girls across the country who will undergo special training on commercial driving and […]

Uganda: Fort Portal Court Launches Audio-Visual Link Project

Uganda: Fort Portal Court Launches Audio-Visual Link Project

In January, 15-year-old Purity Atim, a resident of Fort Portal Town, was returning home from church prayers. The Primary Five pupil on her way met Patrick Murungi, her neighbour, who asked her to accompany him to his house. Upon reaching his house, Murungi dragged her to his bed, forcibly undressed her and defiled her. Atim […]

Rwanda: Nyamirambo Women’s Centre – Giving Hope To Disadvantaged Women

Rwanda: Nyamirambo Women’s Centre – Giving Hope To Disadvantaged Women

Orphaned at the age of 16, Fatina Umuhoza led a miserable life, characterised by the occasional lack of food and a decent place to stay. Dreams for a better life were merely that – dreams. However, hope flashed her way when she joined Nyamirambo Women’s Centre (NWC), a hub that was established to empower women […]

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