COVID19 Updates

AMUDAT PARLIAMENTARY COVID19 TASKFORCE MEETS GIRLS FLEEING FGM.

The Parliamentary COVID19 Taskforce in Amudat district met girls fleeing female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage seeking shelter at Kalas Girls primary school. The girls are supported by the National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) with funding from the Embassy of Ireland. From the instatement of the first lockdown in 2020, the …

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BRUNO ORYEGIU’S POSITIVE CHANGE TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY.

Men who belong to or participate in organized groups like Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) or Primary Cooperative (PCs) are more sensitive to gender issues or supportive of improved lives of women in their families and community. Bruno Oryegiu, is one of these men in his community. A resident in Leda, Zombo District, Bruno …

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FLAVIA ABAKWASE: A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER WHO FOUND HER VOICE!

For Flavia Abakwase, a member of Agali Awamu Women’s Group in Kamira Sub County, like many others was brought up to think a husband was the sole decision maker in the home and she eventually carried this attitude into her own marriage. The idea of her starting her own business to sustain her household or …

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TOUGH TIMES DON’T LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO.

As the famous saying goes, “Thank God we do not look like what we’ve been through!” 15 year old Esther’s (not real name) demeanor is a perfect fit for this description. It’s possible that one may never know their true strength until crisis hits and being strong is the only option left. Smiling gracefully as …

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