Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Hilary Heuler for VOA – WNN Science & Health Kampala, UGANDA, EAST AFRICA:  As East Africa’s technology sector takes off, one group in Uganda is working to erase gender stereotypes and ensure that women are not left behind. In Kampala, the gender gap in technology is slowly starting to narrow thanks to some very smart […]

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Amy Fallon – IPS – Friday, 22 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) KAMPALA
, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) – Ever since giving birth to a stillborn baby 15 years ago, Mary*, a peasant farmer from Mubende District in central Uganda, has continuously leaked urine. In Uganda, two percent of women of a reproductive age have […]

From [Uganda] Slum Girl to World Chess Prodigy

From [Uganda] Slum Girl to World Chess Prodigy

Amy Fallon – IPS – Monday, 03 May 2013 (originally published 28 May) KAMPALA, May 28 2013 (IPS) – Phiona Mutesi was a muddy, desperate nine-year-old foraging for food in Uganda’s biggest slum, Katwe, when she discovered, through her older brother Brian, a chess programme. It was not pawns, rooks, bishops, knights or a king […]

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

[Uganda Women] Making money while saving the lake

Gerald Tenywa – New Vision – Wednesday, 29 May 2013 (originally published 26 May) Fighting poverty is a daunting task, but the women of Katosi have overcome the odds to form an association aimed at both conserving the lake and benefiting from it. A place that is endowed with the second largest fresh water lake […]

[Uganda] She turned misfortune into a fortune

[Uganda] She turned misfortune into a fortune

Matsiko Kahunga – Daily Monitor – Tuesday, 12 February 2013 [sic] not your ordinary farm. It is a serene get-away for a quiet reflection, a practical demonstration site for biogas energy, a children’s holiday campsite, an entrepreneur – incubation centre, all rolled into one. “…when we were attacked by thieves one night, one question kept […]

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Putting microfinance money into Africa’s women still works

Mark Tran – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) AFRICA: Inclusion was the big theme of the African Development Bank annual meeting in Lisbon last week, an acknowledgment that impressive economic growth numbers don’t tell the whole story. As the president of the AfDB, Donald Kaberuka, acknowledged at the start of proceedings, the […]