Addressing young people’s sexual and reproductive health needs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-08-25T16:21:09+00:00August 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The global COVID-19 pandemic is changing our lives and lifestyles in several ways. Governments and non-government actors alike are rethinking programs, processes and policies across all areas of work. The pandemic has devastated livelihoods and significantly impacted communities, including access to and utilization of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The situation is notably worse

Sexual Abuse & Culture: The Plight of Girls in Karamoja

By |2020-07-04T15:10:37+00:00July 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Sexual rituals and their impact on populations are as varied as the cultures they are steeped in and shaped by. While some cultural rituals related to sex are beneficial, many are outright harmful to participants, with women bearing the brunt of the abuse. I have studied and worked with victims of culturally-related sexual abuse

Then I Opted for a Traditional Birth Attendant

By |2020-07-04T12:57:25+00:00July 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Part 1: Her Story“Like any other expectant mother, I started planning for the delivery of my child immediately after I learned about the pregnancy. There is a public health facility about six miles from my house which is a Health Centre II. After my first trimester, I started visiting the health facility for antenatal services