Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Uganda constitutional court overturns anti-gay legislation

Gabe Joselow for VOA – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Uganda’s Constitutional Court has overturned a controversial anti-homosexuality law that made same sex acts punishable by up to life in prison. While the law was annulled because of procedural errors in its passing, rights groups still hailed the decision as a boost for […]

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 […]

[Uganda] Empowering Women by Design

[Uganda] Empowering Women by Design

Diana Sierra and Pablo Freund – Huffington Post – Friday, 28 February 2014 (originally published 26 Feb) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently pledged to advance gender equality. However, this major global challenge has been on the agenda for decades, whilst women continue to face enormous social, economic and cultural barriers to achieving real […]

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill “a large step backwards for human rights”

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In a statement made recently, President of AJWS – American Jewish World Service Ruth Messinger spoke clearly in opposition to Uganda’s new Anti-homosexuality Bill, known by many activists around the world as the ‘Kill-the-Gays’ bill. Although the Ugandan Parliament did not place the death sentence […]

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 […]

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Equality Now works to protect blind disabled girl in Uganda

Muthoni Muriithi – WNN Justice (WNN) Kampala, UGANDA, AFRICA: In many instances accessing justice can be difficult for most women and girls around the world, particularly in cases of sexual violence.  Those with disabilities are often presented with serious additional challenges.  In the case of a young girl in New York who was gang raped […]

[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 […]

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Advocacy for street children in Uganda can bring change

Joseline Amony – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: As Uganda joined the world to mark the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, a key concern remained. It’s how we can insure the rights of children in conflict and post conflict environments. In northern Uganda, children below the age of 18 have been the most […]

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