Walking Away

When she heard that I was profiling stories of elite women that have overcome abusive relationships on my blog, she had already written her story and was waiting for a platform to share it. for the past four weeks, I have had the privilege of hosting elite women on my blog to tell their stories…

A Better Life for Girls is Key to Sustainable Development

Girls in Uganda continue to bear the brunt of injustices; from statutory rape, child marriages, early pregnancies among others. Some of these injustices are embedded in a culture that feeds the patriarchal society. Girls’ voices are trained to be silent from childhood. There is a certain way that girls ought to speak, sit and even…

When did you last visit your dentist?

Ideally, human beings are supposed to visit a dentist twice a year. For many Ugandans, a visit to the dentist is when the tooth gave you a sleepless night. Whilst we don’t take oral health as a priority, we also think that most dental services are expensive and the word dentist is associated with pain…

She Was Raped on Her Way to School

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Byamugisha (not real name) is a troubled man. Last year, his 7-year-old daughter was raped on her way to school. The culprit is 16 and by every definition, this is statutory rape. Immediately Byamugisha went…