Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.
Women given an HIV-positive diagnosis are at risk of violence from their intimate partners. Health programs aim to increase men’s involvement in order to reduce the risk of violence and ensure more women get the care they need, particularly pregnant women — a key step in the broader fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.