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Can Plastic Bags Be Banned? Uganda’s Schools Say ‘Yes,’ But History Says Otherwise

Region: Uganda

Topics: Environment

Uganda has enacted several plastic bag bans over the last 12 years, but inadequate implementation and opposition from manufacturers has limited their success. Now, the government is trying something new – a ban on plastic bags in schools.

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Zimbabwean Girls Wait and Play

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Moments

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With Murders and Kidnappings on the Rise, A Community in DRC Comes Together To Help Each Other Cope With Loss

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Each month, there are about four murders in Kirumba, a rural community of about 35,000. In response to the chaos that has become a way of life here, a community group called Silwamughuma was formed a year ago, so far helping more than 40 families as they mourn their loved ones.

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In DRC, Groups Work to Reunite Thousands Of Children, Families Divided by Conflict

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Conflict that’s been consistent in this region since the 1990s has caused parents and children to lose one another in the chaos. Radio announcements are one local method of reuniting separated family members, and large aid agencies are also working to identify lost children and reunite them with their families.

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On the Hunt for Grasshoppers in DRC

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Q&A: Head of DRC Civilian Police Unit Seeks to Bring Violent Sex Offenders to Justice

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Sexual violence against women and children is a major problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The commander of a local civilian police unit, which works to curb violence and bring offenders to justice, sat down with GPJ for a Q&A to talk about his efforts.

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Coworkers Wishing a Happy Marriage To DRC Couple

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Some Hospitals in Zimbabwe Provide Free Maternity Care. But How Long Can it Last?

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Reproductive Rights

In Zimbabwe, some rural hospitals are able to provide free maternal healthcare, due to funds provided by an international health scheme. The government implemented a policy to do the same in 2017 – but inconsistent funding has rendered the results less than promising.

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Awareness Campaigns Encourage DRC Citizens to Register for Birth Certificates

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

The Congo Wars, which devastated Democratic Republic of the Congo in the late 1990s, continue to affect citizens’ access to civil services and their ability to register for birth certificates. Now, humanitarian organizations are encouraging citizens to register by raising awareness about just how much that document can do.

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After Years of Conflict, Displaced Female DRC Residents Seek Trade Skills to Avoid Sex Work

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human Rights

Insecurity continues to take its toll in the DRC. After 20 years of successive conflicts, an estimated 1.5 million people in the DRC have been displaced from their homes. One advocate urges humanitarian organizations to teach displaced girls the basic trades so they can earn money and avoid resorting to survival sex.

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