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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 […]

Women Demand Police Action On Alleged Kidnappings

Women Demand Police Action On Alleged Kidnappings

A group of activists marched on the Ugandan police headquarters Tuesday, protesting what they see as a lack of police response to recent kidnappings and killings. Donning black T-shirts, the participants chanted, carried banners reading “Women’s Lives Matter,” and used saucepans and small drums to call attention to their demonstration.  But as they approached police […]

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion last Sunday held a special commemoration event for women and children who were killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi, perpetrated in Karambi, Bugesera District. Hundreds of women and children were killed in a marshland next to Karambi hill where they had been hiding at the height of […]

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Ugandan power distributor Umeme Ltd plans to spend $1.2 billion in the next seven years to revamp and expand the grid and has hired an adviser to explore options for raising the money, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The investments will be used to prepare for an expected rise in power expected to […]

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there. After her old home was burned down in a fire, a group of 15 local women built […]

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