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Antenatal Care In Uganda – Not A Women’s Only Affair

Antenatal Care In Uganda – Not A Women’s Only Affair

Couples first. That’s the policy that clinics in Uganda have adopted to encourage fathers to accompany expectant mothers for their check-ups. Women who turn up alone often find themselves at the back of the queue. Bella Kasigaire is four months pregnant. She hops on a bicycle taxi or boda boda to reach Kawolo hospital in […]

Addressing Gender Issues Critical In National Development

Addressing Gender Issues Critical In National Development

With just two days to mark the end of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, it is critical for both the nation and individuals to reflect on mechanisms to prevent gender- based violence against women and girls. While the physical form of violence is most prominent, focus needs to be put in forms […]

Ministry Of Gender Retires Eight Officers

Ministry Of Gender Retires Eight Officers

 The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development took advantage of its end of year party to also accord its retiring officers a warm and affectionate send off. The event was held on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the Nomo gallery in Kampala. A total of eight officers including the Assistant Commissioner Children Affairs, James […]

Women Abandon Sex Trade For Fish Business

Women Abandon Sex Trade For  Fish Business

 A group of 250 former sex workers in Busia District have found solace in fish business after years of peddling their bodies for survival. Ms Sarah Wesonga, the team leader, says the new venture, where they are given fish on credit to vend has changed their lives. “We are happy because our lives have changed […]

26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

26 Per Cent Of Girls In Eastern Uganda Are Defiled

 A new survey on sexual violence against children has revealed that 26.2 per cent of girls between 13-17 years in eastern Uganda have had sex. The eastern region is followed by the western region with 24.2 per cent, 18.1 per cent in Northern region while the central region comes last with 14.4 per cent. For […]

Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

Gender-Based Violence In Uganda Could Be Cultural

The 1995 Constitution of Uganda reinforces the principles of equality and prohibits discrimination of all forms, including those based on sex, among others. It also protects the rights of women and mandating the State to accord women full and equal dignity of the person with men. It also provides a very strong platform for gender […]

Kyenjojo Girls Accuse Boda Men, Teachers Of Sexual Harassment

Kyenjojo Girls Accuse Boda Men, Teachers Of Sexual Harassment

Village or town, the vulnerability and challenges of the girl child in developing countries are the same. The abuses and the abusers are similar too. And for Kyenjojo schoolgirls, the abusers are their own teachers and boda boda cyclists. The latter group not only woos girls with money and impregnates the ‘willing’ ones, but also […]

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

Man Seeks Divorce Over Wife’s Failure To Cook

A man has petitioned court seeking to terminate a six-year-old marriage after accusing his wife of cruelty and failing or refusing to cook for him. Mr Geoffrey Matovu, who filed the divorce case in the Family Division of the High Court last Thursday, accuses Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being abusive and disrespectful to him, which […]

Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

Law To Let Museveni Extend Rule Brought To Ugandan Parliament

A law amending Uganda’s constitution to allow ageing leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule was introduced in parliament on Tuesday, at a session where nearly all its opponents were either barred or stayed away in protest. Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda since 1986. He is as yet ineligible to seek re-election in the next […]

Police Seek Army Intervention In Wakiso Women Murders

Police Seek Army Intervention In Wakiso Women Murders

After failing to stop women murders in Wakiso District, police have sought the intervention of the army to hunt killers in Katabi Town Council in Entebbe and Nansana Municipality. A police source told Sunday Monitor that the decision to involve the army was reached during a two-day closed door meeting between the Inspector General of […]

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