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Disabled Maternity Patients Decry Mistreatment, Inadequate Facilities in Ugandan Public Hospitals

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: Health

Disabled pregnant mothers report dissatisfactory deliveries at public health facilities because nurses mistreat them and the beds, doorways and ramps do not accommodate their needs.

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Ugandan Designer Promotes African Culture, Develops Fashion Industry

Region: Uganda

Topics: BusinessCulture

While preserving Ugandan culture, local designed Santo Anzo is also advancing the country’s fashion industry through her innovative work.

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Ugandan Poet Preserves Oral Expression and Promotes Social Change

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: Culture

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Pioneering Female Politician Champions Federalism as Key to Achieving Democracy in Uganda

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: Politics

Beti Olive Kamya-Turwomwe, first woman in Uganda to start a political party, says the key to attaining true democracy here will be creating a federal system of governance.

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Uganda’s Circumcision Campaign Blends Traditional and Modern Practices to Fight HIV

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

Some Ugandan men say that a Ministry of Health circumcision campaign ignores their culture, but officials assure that it complements it.

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Ugandans Fear Effects of Anti-Pornography Bill on Art, Culture and Rights

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Uganda’s anti-pornography bill has gained notoriety for supposedly threatening to ban miniskirts because it would outlaw the exposure of certain body parts.

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Community Leader Reflects on Decades of HIV Activism in Uganda

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: Politics

One activist, who overcame stigma to openly declare her HIV-positive status in the 1990s, reflects on decades of advocating for the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Ugandan Comedian Challenges Gender Roles in Male-Dominated Profession

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

One female comedian in Uganda is cracking jokes that challenge the country’s perceptions of women and earn laughs from both male and female audiences.

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Acclaimed Ugandan Author Promotes African Identity Among Aspiring Writers

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: BusinessCulture

Ugandan author Doreen Baingana confronts issues of African identity in her literature and as a mentor for aspiring writers.

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Women Working Outside the Home Challenge Gender Roles in Uganda

Region: AfricaUganda

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

Nearly 80 percent of women participate in Uganda’s workforce.

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