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The real cost of human trafficking

February 25, 2012

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Posted on 24 February 2012Deborah CowanWVoN co-editor Human trafficking and the buying and selling of human beings has been happening since the earliest of times. But it seems that trafficking is not just the most horrific human rights abuse of modern times, it’s also big bucks for those who deal in the exploitation and misery […]

UGANDA: Too many deaths in childbirth

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 14:49 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) – Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. According to the latest […]

UGANDA: Too many deaths in childbirth

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 14:49 Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA/GULU, 4 August 2011 (IRIN) – Bribes, poorly trained medical staff and the lack of medical care for pregnant HIV-positive mothers are among the reasons for high rates of infant and maternal mortality in Uganda. NGOs want to see more government action. According to the latest […]

DRC-UGANDA: Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Two brothers, Charles* and Jacques*, set off for Uganda in search of safety after the murder of their parents in January in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only to be waylaid along the border by six men carrying machetes, sticks […]

DRC-UGANDA: Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins

August 8, 2011

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02 Aug 2011 13:44Source: Content partner // IRIN KAMPALA, 2 August 2011 (IRIN) – Two brothers, Charles* and Jacques*, set off for Uganda in search of safety after the murder of their parents in January in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), only to be waylaid along the border by six men carrying machetes, sticks […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

Married men turn to child sex workers

July 23, 2011

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By Babra Among Posted Saturday, July 23 2011 at 00:00 Kampala – Married men are among the top exploiters of children involved in commercial sex, a new report has revealed. The report titled; Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children in Uganda, published in May, also finds that more teenage girls are engaging in commercial sex, with […]

Married men turn to child sex workers

July 23, 2011

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By Babra Among Posted Saturday, July 23 2011 at 00:00 Kampala – Married men are among the top exploiters of children involved in commercial sex, a new report has revealed. The report titled; Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children in Uganda, published in May, also finds that more teenage girls are engaging in commercial sex, with […]

UGANDA: Sanitary pads keep girls in school

July 22, 2011

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AWICH, 21 July 2011 (IRIN) – While other children head home after school, some pupils in Uganda’s northern Amuru and Gulu regions stay behind to make sanitary pads using cheap, locally available materials, to ensure girls do not miss school during menstruation. Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPupils take measurements of a cotton cloth to be used to […]

UGANDA: Sanitary pads keep girls in school

July 22, 2011

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AWICH, 21 July 2011 (IRIN) – While other children head home after school, some pupils in Uganda’s northern Amuru and Gulu regions stay behind to make sanitary pads using cheap, locally available materials, to ensure girls do not miss school during menstruation. Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPupils take measurements of a cotton cloth to be used to […]

Ugandans Clash on Polygamy as Parliament Debates Ban

July 22, 2011

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by Rob Gipman by Apophia Agiresaasi 07/21/2011 KAMPALA, UGANDA – Tom Kasekende, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, says he grew up in a polygamous home in which his father had several wives. “I grew up in a polygamous family,” he says. “My father had many wives, some of them I did […]

Ugandans Clash on Polygamy as Parliament Debates Ban

July 22, 2011

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by Rob Gipman by Apophia Agiresaasi 07/21/2011 KAMPALA, UGANDA – Tom Kasekende, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, says he grew up in a polygamous home in which his father had several wives. “I grew up in a polygamous family,” he says. “My father had many wives, some of them I did […]