Tag Archives: Africa

Should emotional abuse be criminalised?

Last week Theresa May the UK’s Home Office  boss announced a consultation on whether the law on domestic violence should be strengthened and in particular whether psychological abuse should be criminalised. In this post I consider implications opinions on this … Continue reading

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10 Lessons I have learned as a community development worker

I have been involved in community development since 2008 and within that time I have  learned a few things that are worth sharing here Although I was born and raised in Uganda, it has not been my home for 25 … Continue reading

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Post 2015 Development Agenda: Access to jobs

As we get closer to the 2015 deadline, the debate about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is no longer about whether the goals will be met but instead what will replace them. The debates about what the new development agenda … Continue reading

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How can the world save children from stunting?

According to Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit EuropeAid- European Commission all we have to do is educate women to secondary school level. Let me start from the beginning. A few days a go I stumbled upon this tweet and my … Continue reading

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How can the world save children from stunting?

According to Veronique Lorenzo, Head of Unit EuropeAid- European Commission all we have to do is educate women to secondary school level. Let me start from the beginning. A few days a go I stumbled upon this tweet and my … Continue reading

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Disability in Uganda

At this year’s Bridging the Gap for African women workshop in Kampala Uganda, a woman and her companion sat quietly on the sunny side of the room. We had a lively Question and Answer session and it was my job … Continue reading

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The scandal of wasted food at Tesco

Today I return to one of my favourite topics  FOOD. The availability of food is something I return to on this blog time and time again. I am often surprised and even shocked that whilst millions are going hungry some have so … Continue reading

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Reproductive health in Uganda 3 years on

Three years ago,I stumbled upon a story in the Daily Monitor Uganda’s daily about Cecilia a young woman who had die in labour because she and he husband didn’t have £66 to cover her care at the local hospital. Cecilia’s … Continue reading

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What is Aid to Bongo Bongo land for?

Whilst foreign aid to African countries has been praised for lowering poverty levels in Africa, experts, think tanks, non government organisations (NGOs) and even citizens of both donor and recipient countries have also criticised it for creating dependency, preventing growth … Continue reading

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Enough food IF….

  Did you make it to Hyde Park in London on 8 June 2013? If you are food poor regardless of where you live this was about you. See food poverty doesn’t affect Africans only and if you thought so, think again. … Continue reading

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