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Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Call To Action – Stop Violence Against Women

Social, electronic and local media across the country has been awash with several accounts of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) disproportionately targeted against women and girls. This manifests in forms of wife battering, denial of resources, rape, defilement, trafficking and sexual harassment. Moreover, many such cases go unreported due to survivors’ fear of being ostracised […]

Uganda Joins Africa’s Big-Debt Club, Central Bank Warns On Default

Uganda Joins Africa’s Big-Debt Club, Central Bank Warns On Default

Uganda’s national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product, creating a risk of default risk, since nearly two-thirds of that borrowing is external, the central bank said. In a report titled “State of the Economy” published late on Thursday, the Bank of Uganda said […]

Makerere University Lecturer Ordered To Respond To ‘Sex-for-Marks’ Allegations

Makerere University Lecturer Ordered To Respond To ‘Sex-for-Marks’ Allegations

The Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences has directed a senior lecturer in the department of social work and social administration Dr.Swizen Kyomuhendo to formally respond to accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment of female students. This comes in light of a story run on NBS television Monday night which specifically highlights Dr. […]

Uganda Ranks 17th Amongst Countries With The Highest Rates Of Child Marriages

Uganda Ranks 17th Amongst Countries With The Highest Rates Of Child Marriages

Uganda ranks 17th internationally among countries that have the highest rates of child marriages, according to a report titled State of the World’s Children, 2016 by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Forty per cent of girls in Uganda are married by 18 years of age. One in every two girls in Uganda is […]

Schools Act As Haven For Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage In Uganda

Schools Act As Haven For Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage In Uganda

FGM, which involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia, became illegal in Uganda in 2010 but continues in secret Gertrude had barely hit puberty when her father agreed to marry her to an older man in exchange for 30 cows so she did something unusual in her Ugandan tribe – she ran away […]

72 Primary Schools In Hoima Risk Closure Over Lack Of Sanitary Facilities

72 Primary Schools In Hoima Risk Closure Over Lack Of Sanitary Facilities

More than half the number of government aided primary schools in Hoima District risk closure because of absence of sanitary facilities. It has emerged that most of the schools have their pit latrines filled up and other sanitary facilities are also lacking, putting the lives of both the learners and teachers in danger. The district […]

Museveni Advises Girls To Produce 4 Children For Better Management

Museveni Advises Girls To Produce 4 Children For Better Management

 President Yoweri Museveni has advised young girls in the country to limit themselves by producing only four children who are easier to manage in the current economy. “You young girls, don’t produce more than four children, it will weaken your bodies and many children are not easy to manage and nurture,” Museveni said on Friday […]

Girls Outperform Boys In UBTEB Polytechnic Exams In Uganda

Girls Outperform Boys In UBTEB Polytechnic Exams In Uganda

The Uganda Community Polytechnic Certificate (UCPC) results released this morning show that girls beat boys in the vast majority of programmes previously dominated by males. Speaking during the release of the results, the Uganda business and technical examinations board (UBTEB) executive secretary, Onesmus Oyesigye, said girls unprecedentedly secured a higher proportion of top grades. “The […]

Reusable Pads Is The Option For Keeping Girls In School

Reusable Pads Is The Option For Keeping Girls In School

Every child has a right to education but lack of safe menstrual hygiene solutions are often a barrier to many girls especially in the rural areas where some families cannot afford to buy sanitary pads every month. As a result, some girls drop out of school when they start menstruating because they have no pads. […]

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 […]

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