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Fervent Religious Beliefs Steer HIV-Positive Away From Prescribed Treatments

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyChild RightsDiseaseHealth

In Uganda, medical experts connect a sharp increase in the number of new HIV cases in children to a choice to trust religious leaders and herbalists instead of antiretroviral medications.

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On Uganda’s Lake Bunyonyi, the Hardest Part of School Is Getting There

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsDevelopmentEducation

The only public school that serves the students who live on Lake Bunyoni’s islands requires a perilous commute that makes it difficult to attract teachers – and threatens student success.

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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NGO Working for Justice Reform – and Justice – for Ugandans Under the Age of 18

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsLegal Rights

Often held in overcrowded prisons meant for adults, many children arrested in Uganda don’t even know their rights. But the nonprofit Free Child Uganda has given legal aid to some 1,000 children, since Winfred Adukule-Meuter founded the organization in 2016.

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Two Years After Ban, Corporal Punishment Still Used, Debated in Ugandan Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationLegislation

In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.

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