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Family Planning Users Are Murderers – Pastor Girado Of Uganda

Family Planning Users Are Murderers  –  Pastor Girado Of Uganda

 Couples using family planning to determine the number of children that they should produce have been branded as ‘murderers’ by a pastor. The head of the Pentecostal Outreach Ministries in Tororo District, Pastor Girado Olukol, explained that those engaging in family planning are running away from God’s command of bearing as many children as they […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Absence Of Female Police Officers Hampering Fight Against Sexual Violence

Absence Of Female Police Officers Hampering Fight Against Sexual Violence

The absence of female police officers at majority of the police posts in the districts of Gomba and Mukono, is hampering the fight against sexual violence against women, an official has said. Ms Noor Nakibuuka Musisi, an official from a Center for Health, Human Rights and Development, explained earlier today that the absence of the […]

Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Heads to U.S. For Medical Treatment

Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Heads to U.S. For Medical Treatment

Prominent Ugandan opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, who was charged with treason and temporarily detained, has left for the United States to seek medical treatment, his lawyer said. Kyagulanyi, a popular musician known by his stage name Bobi Wine, was elected last year and has amassed a large following among youth electrified by his scathing criticism […]

Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

Man With Disabilities Jailed For Raping 65-Year-Old Woman

 A High Court Judge in Luweero District has sentenced a 19-year-old man with disabilities to a seven year jail term for assaulting and raping a 65-year- old woman. By Dan Wandera Moses Ssekito, committed the crime at Bukatira Village, Kito Sub-county, Nakaseke District in 2015. Justice Olive Karazarwe on Thursday said she handed a light […]

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

It can be a humiliating experience chasing your dreams, especially when said dreams involve competing against dozens of other women for the dubious title of Miss Uganda. Exhibit A, the cringeworthy episode of the contestant who announced that she attends “Makerele University”. Ye gods! How can we trust you to represent us in any international […]

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Lira Men Of Uganda Reject Family Planning

Social workers argue that access to basic reproductive health information and services, including voluntary family planning, would help to mitigate maternal deaths in Lira District. However, there remains stiff resistance from several men in Lira who are opposed to family planning due to widespread misconceptions about use of contraceptives. Family planning is deciding of the […]

The Golden March In Uganda

The Golden March In Uganda

As the last of the Saturday morning showers hit the ground giving way to clearer blue skies, participants flocked the Centenary Park Grounds on Jinja Road in Kampala. The registration table was set, posters with names and pictures of murdered women as well as t-shirts handed out. For the first time ever in the history […]

Makerere University Enforces Policies To Stop Sexual Harassment

Makerere University Enforces Policies To Stop Sexual Harassment

Uganda’s Makerere University plans to install closed-circuit television cameras around the campus after multiple claims of sexual harassment and assault, allegedly by teachers. Over the past several years, instructors have been accused of luring female students to private meeting so often in closed rooms — to discuss their allegedly low grades. In some cases, the […]

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. At the funeral on Monday of MP Ibrahim Abiriga, Museveni said the government would ban motorcycle riders from wearing hooded jackets. The men who shot the lawmaker […]

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