Uganda: There is no money for sanitary pads

At a political rally of November 2015, the then Presidential Yoweri Museveni of Uganda promised to provide free sanitary pads to schoolgirls if elected. He argued that girls should not have to miss school because they cannot access sanitary pads. … Read More

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How do we manage periods when the topic is still a taboo?

A week before celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day 2016, three young women from Itojo sub-county graduated from the Days for Girls University, a 2-week residential course to learn how to make washable sanitary pads and soap, become women’s reproductive health ambassadors … Read More

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Menstrual Hygiene in rural Uganda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have come to an end and world leaders met in New York two months ago to  hail in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace them in January 2016. There is a specific goal … Read More

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International Women’s Day

In 2007, I took a decision to be more proactive with respect to addressing issues that impact rural women in country of origin in Ugandan. Following that decision, I have been down on a humbling journey that has seen me … Read More

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Access to Sanitation

Having access to a toilet is something that we in the West take for granted but the lack of access to sanitation including a toilet has implications for at least 2.6 Billion people in the developing world  as Mark Tran explains in The … Read More

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African women- roles and challenges

The Roles     I have spent today reflecting on the role of African women within African societies as well as the challenges that we have to overcome. I thought about the strong and hardworking African women in my life. … Read More

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How much aid should the UK give?

Earlier today I received my copy of  the Labour Campaign for International Development (LCID) Newsletter. The main message in this newsletter was the amount of aid the UK gives to countries in need. The readers were invited to contact their Members … Read More

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