• Widowhood, a prison for African women

    Widowhood, a prison for African women0

    In my area, our neighbour’s husband died. African traditions require that one should assist one’s neighbour in times of happiness, as well as in times of misfortune, so I went to express my sympathy and say “Yako”.[1] The atmosphere was heavy in Madame Kouassi’s courtyard. Turning forty, this poor lady had just lost her husband.

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  • Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men

    Maybe it is Time to Discuss Masculinity With Ugandan Men0

    It is lunch time my, colleagues and I are having the same argument that has become common talk at this office. This is an argument that has for a while now, popped up whenever I find myself in the company of men discussing Gender Roles. I am always defending my case that is: Ugandan men

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  • Beyond Advocating for Change

    Beyond Advocating for Change0

    “Decades ago, as President of my country, I told Tanzanians that the choice before them was to change or be changed. I was wrong. There was no choice. They had to change, and would still BE changed” – Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Change is the only constant. A change is gonna come. The times they are a-changin’. These

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  • Weinstein and the evolution of sexual abuse accusations

    Weinstein and the evolution of sexual abuse accusations0

    It’s rare to see social norms change as quickly as they currently are, as we seem to be seeing with respect to exposing alleged sexual predators. It appears to me that there’s at present a fairly widespread acceptance of the idea that not only do powerful men abuse that power in order to abuse women

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  • The girl child is not weak or less smart. No!

    The girl child is not weak or less smart. No!0

    It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men. Desmond Tutu When activists stand up and sound out a call to respect the girl child and the Ugandan woman let us not make this a partisan call like as if the high maternal rates affect

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