Ugandan Students Living With HIV Deal with Stigma at School. A Proposed Health Policy Aims to Change That.

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHealth

For young people living with HIV in Uganda, the lack of privacy in schools and associated stigma often stops them from taking their medication. To address the problem, the government is developing a new policy to establish a more supportive school environment.

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As Faith in Police Dwindles, Kisangani Residents Turn to Mob Justice

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

As Kisangani’s under-resourced police force struggles to maintain law and order, residents have lost faith in the state’s ability to bring criminals to justice. Now, some are taking crime and punishment into their own hands – with deadly consequences.

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When Police Response is Too Slow, Ugandan Motorcycle Taxi Drivers Administer Justice Themselves

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsLegal Rights

In Uganda, people who drive motorcycle taxis are often subject to violent attacks and robberies. Drivers say that authorities aren’t doing enough – so they’ve decided to take justice into their own hands.

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In DRC, Unlicensed Nurses Make House Calls For Cheap

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: AccessHealth

Hospital care in DRC is often too expensive. Instead, people call nurses to their homes – but not all of those nurses are qualified.

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Kashmiri Students in New Delhi Unable to Contact Families for University Fees

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Ever since the Indian government suspended the article granting semi-autonomous status to Indian-administered Kashmir, Kashmiri students all the way in India’s capital, New Delhi, are feeling the effects. Many of them find themselves without the means to cover education costs since they are cut off from their families.

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Ugandan Club Aims to End Gender-Based Violence by Challenging Cultural Norms

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman RightsWomen's Rights

Gender-based violence is rampant in the Kotido district of Uganda’s Karamoja region, where sexual and physical abuse of women and girls remains culturally acceptable. But the men and women members of the St. Kizito Anti-Violence Club not only challenge these cultural norms – they hold criminals accountable too.

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A Day’s Catch of Catfish in DRC

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Women in Puerto Rico Say Police Aren’t Doing Enough to Combat Harassment

Region: Puerto Rico

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Experiencing stalking or harassment is a regular occurrence for many women in Puerto Rico, who say that going to the police doesn’t help. A women’s collective is now working with other groups to push the government to take a stronger stance on the issue.

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In One Zimbabwean Prison, Justice is Out of Reach for Prisoners in the Mental Health Section

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessHealthHuman RightsLegal Rights

Zimbabwe’s Chikurubi Maximum Prison is one of the few facilities in the country that provides mental health care. The prison’s mental health section is overcapacity with some 300 prisoners, some of whom weren’t accused of a crime at all.

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A Selfie With Bees at Ugandan Expo

Region: Uganda

Topics: Moments

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